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Suspect arrested after Sentara Norfolk General locked down for accidental gunshot

Sunday night, the hospital temporarily went under lockdown after a patient's visitor allegedly shot a gun in an inpatient room. The suspect was arrested Monday.

NORFOLK, Va. — A spokesperson for Sentara Norfolk General Hospital said the facility went on lockdown Sunday night after a visitor accidentally shot a gun in an inpatient care room. Nobody was injured.

The spokesperson said after the 10:40 p.m. incident, both the patient and the visitor left the hospital. After increasing security, the spokesperson said the lockdown was lifted.

The patient and the visitor both ended up returning to the hospital about an hour later. 

Monday morning, Norfolk Police said a suspect had been arrested following the incident.

Johnathan A. Rosekrans, 19, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, reckless handling of a firearm and discharge of a firearm in an occupied building. 

Rosenkrans is being held without bond in the Norfolk City Jail.