Man accidently fires gun inside Adventist Health, police say

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A previous version of this story had information from a preliminary police report stating that an elderly man went to visit his wife at the hospital and the gun went off when he was trying to unload his firearm. It has since been clarified that the man was a patient.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Tense moments after a gun went off in a local hospital Monday night.

A gun went off inside Adventist Health Bakersfield around 11 p.m. on Monday, according to BPD.

A patient was in the process of handing over personal property, which included a loaded gun, during that process the gun went off, according to the hospital. No one was injured.

Due to the nature of the incident, the hospital followed its security policies which included putting a portion of the hospital on lockdown and calling the Bakersfield Police Department.

Police said they seized the firearm, but no arrests were made.

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