Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hospital secure after isolated shooting incident

For immediate release
Dec. 1, 2013

An isolated shooting incident occurred in the east wing of the 9th floor of Cox South at approximately 9 p.m., the evening of Saturday, Nov. 30. CoxHealth staff and security responded immediately to the scene, which was isolated to one patient room. The victims, a 79-year-old male and a 69-year-old female, received immediate medical treatment. The male was pronounced dead at approximately 10 p.m., the female is still receiving care.

Cox South continues to operate, and patient care is not affected. The hospital is secure, and all patients and staff are safe.

The east wing of the 9th floor is a medical/surgical hospital unit, providing generalized hospital care. An investigation is ongoing by the Springfield Police Department.