Shot Fired At Columbia Hospital


By Rob Dew

Columbia, SC (WOLO)--Hospital officials say a guard fired a shot to subdue an inmate being treated at Palmetto Health Richland.
Tammie Epps, a spokesperson for the hospita,l says Wednesday night a Department of Corrections inmate who was a patient at the hospital removed the weapon of one of the guards assigned to him.
According to Epps, a second guard fired a shot to subdue the patient.
No injuries were reported following the incident.
Epps says the inmate has been returned to the Kirkland Correctional Institute and the incident is being investigated by SLED.
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