Nurse wounded in shooting at Florida hospital; 1 arrested

Map courtesy of affiliate station WKMG

Map courtesy of affiliate station WKMG

Ocala Fire Rescue spokeswoman Ashley Lopez told the Orlando Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2sK96r8 ) that at least one shot was sacked Saturday afternoon at West Marion Community Hospital.

The incident happened about 3 p.m.at West Marion Community Hospital at 4600 Southwest 46th Court.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the incident began Saturday afternoon, when troopers found Jason Ronald Gicnac, 38, of Summerfield on I-75, where pedestrians are not allowed.

The man was both in the process of being discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment, and in the process of being arrested by troopers for failing to obey, when he got hold of the gun, troopers said. He requested to be transported to the hospital, claiming he was ill.

Officials say the nurse is in stable condition. Authorities are yet to release information about the nurse's identity.

Gignac is facing three counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and charges of resisting arrest.

Gicnac was booked into the Marion County Jail early Sunday morning. The first four charges are no bond, and the fifth charge has a bond of $5,000.

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