The Rochester General Hospital emergency department in Rochester, New York, restricted visitors after an argument Wednesday afternoon. It is unclear what exactly prompted the restriction.
Hospital officials told the local NBC affiliate that the restriction was put in place after gunshot victims arrived at the emergency department. This is a normal procedure for the hospital. The other departments in the hospital are open. It is unclear what the nature of the argument was or how it has prompted restrictions. News 8 reports that the altercation was related to the shooting.
A representative from the hospital says the hospital is not on lockdown, but is following the routine procedure for when a victim of violence is dropped off at the Emergency Department. Everyone has been asked to stay in place while security does a sweep.
Rochester police were responding to a shooting on Mohawk Street on Wednesday around 1:15 P.M.
Rochester police at the scene of a shooting on Mohawk Street pic.twitter.com/C1kKyQqJ43
— Charles Molineaux (@WHEC_cmolineaux) June 28, 2017
Big police presence at Rochester General Hospital. On lockdown. pic.twitter.com/Z6MsY4V8bN
— Seth Voorhees (@SethVoorheesTV) June 28, 2017
It is unknown what exactly police are investigating, or if anyone is injured.
No other details were immediately available.
Rochester General Hospital
Rochester General Hospital, an affiliate hospital of Rochester Regional Health, is a 528-bed tertiary care hospital, located in Rochester, New York. Rochester General Hospital has been serving the residents of the Rochester Region and beyond since 1847. Rochester General Hospital offers primary medical care and a broad range of specialties. Rochester General Hospital’s medical staff includes over 1,000 primary care physicians and specialists, many of whom have offices at the hospital and throughout the community.