Officials: Gun Fired Accidentally At NC Hospital, 1 Hurt

GOLDSBORO, N.C. — Authorities in North Carolina say a woman was shot and wounded when a gun went off accidentally at a hospital and police are searching for her brother.

Wayne County officials said that the report of a shooting at Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro on Sunday night prompted a lockdown.

Officials tweeted Monday that responding officers found a woman with a gunshot wound to her leg that wasn’t considered life-threatening.

Officers then searched and secured the hospital.

Officials say investigators determined that the shooting was an accidental discharge.

County spokesman Joe Gillie says police are searching for the injured woman’s brother.

Officials say a warrant was obtained charging her brother with felony carrying a concealed weapon.