Florida woman locks herself in Daytona Beach hospital room after shooting terminally ill husband


A woman confined herself to a room at a Daytona Beach, Florida, hospital after fatally shooting her terminally ill husband Saturday, police said.

Daytona Beach police said in a news release obtained by CNN affiliate WESH that officers were called to Advent Health Hospital after reports of a person being shot.

“Officials have evacuated staff and patients from around the room and the woman is not considered a threat to staff or patients at this time. No one else was injured,” the release said. “We are currently negotiating with the woman to surrender and be released from hospital.”

Advent Health Hospital cardiologist Joshua Horenstein was working in the emergency room when he learned of the shooting.

“There were people screaming in the emergency room that this wasn’t a drill, to shelter in place,” Horenstein told CNN as he hid in the supply room with a nurse.

Horenstein said he was finally able to leave the supply room after about 90 minutes.

Daytona Beach police are expected to hold a news conference Saturday afternoon, according to a tweet on the department’s verified Twitter account.

Police asked people to stay away from the area.

CNN has contacted hospital staff, some of whom are currently in isolation at the hospital.

The condition of the woman’s husband is not yet known.

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