Injured Man Fires Shots at Reston Hospital
Shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, officers responded to the report of shots fired at The Reston Hospital Center, 1850 Town Center Parkway. The initial investigation determined that a 52-year-old, Loudoun County man, suffering from what is believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound attempted to enter the Pavilion II entrance of the hospital. When he found that the doors were locked, he apparently fired a handgun one time, breaking the glass in the door. The man then entered the hospital and encountered staff. Immediately realizing he was in need of medical attention, they attempted to render aide. As they did, the man displayed the weapon again and allegedly fired a shot inside the building. Fortunately, the bullet did not strike anyone. Hospital personnel convinced the man to put the weapon down and he complied. Medical care was rendered immediately. The man was transported to another medical facility for further evaluation and treatment. No one else was injured; Reston Hospital Center quickly resumed normal operating status.
The investigation is continuing and criminal charges are being considered.