JACKSONVILLE, Fla -- A gun was fired inside a busy hospital Thursday. No one was injured but police are now investigating.
Action News has learned a patient pulled the trigger.
"The visitor actually forgot she had the weapon in her purse," said David Meyer with St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside.
Police identified the patient with the gun as 68-year-old Kyle Bragg of Glynco, Georgia.
The initial scare was the worst of it inside St. Vincent's Medical Center Riverside today. Part of this hospital was placed on lock down after a patient got a hold of his wife's gun and pulled the trigger.
"An individual who is a patient at the hospital who does appear to be extremely disoriented went into his wife's purse where there was a gun," said Melissa Bujeda with JSO. "At that time he did fire off a round. It did go into a wall."
St. Vincent's, like all hospitals, has its own set of emergency codes. A code silver was issued throughout the entire hospital moments after the shot was fired.
Every employee has a list of the codes in easy access at all times.
"We have the codes, in fact they're on the back of our badge. We have a variety of codes so all staff is required to wear the badge," Meyer said.
Meyer says while those codes recently changed, code silver is one everyone knows. He says the hospital did everything right and in a tense situation, there was minimum confusion.
"The staff responded very rapidly," Meyer said.
Right now, JSO is looking into whether the patient's wife, Linda Turner Bragg, did have a concealed weapons permit. It's not illegal to bring a gun into a hospital.
They do believe this was an accident and no charges are being filed against the patient.