St. Francis patient reportedly shoots self inside hospital, survives

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A patient at St. Francis reportedly smuggled a weapon into the hospital and shot themself early Friday afternoon.

Authorities told 13 NEWS they were alerted to the shooting around 1:30 p.m. when Topeka police officers and the CSI team were called to the scene. A police spokesperson said the patient did not die from the gunshot wound.

The patient took the weapon into the hospital in a duffel bag, authorities said.

Police said there was no danger to the public.

St. Francis did not comment on where the shooting happened inside the facility.