Gunshot fired through patient’s window at Rhode Island Hospital, police say

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence police said Wednesday a bullet was fired into a patient’s room at Rhode Island Hospital.

Cmrd. Thomas Verdi said someone fired a round through the seventh floor window of the hospital’s Bridge Building.

Police told ABC 6 News a 68-year-old male patient was in the room. No one was injured.

A spokesperson from Lifespan sent ABC 6 a statement on behalf of the incident at Rhode Island Hospital stating:

“Earlier this morning, a bullet pierced a window of an upper floor at Rhode Island Hospital, entering from the outside of the building. Thankfully no one was injured, and we are providing support to staff and patients who need it. We believe at this time that this is a random incident and are working closely with the PPD as the safety and protection of our staff, patients, visitors and community is a top priority.”

Officers found the shell casing. No one has been arrested.

The incident remains under investigation.

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