A man was shot in the arm inside the waiting room at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx on Tuesday, police said.
The shooting happened at about 12:30 p.m., a police spokesperson said. The shooter fled. The victim was being treated at the hospital and was expected to recover, police said.
Video appears to show a man in a black hoodie by the reception desk as he pulls out a gun before firing several times at the man in a blue sweatshirt.
In a statement, NYC Health + Hospitals, the city’s public hospital system, said the shooting “was a cowardly act in a space where New Yorkers come for healing and care.”
The statement continued, “Our health care heroes swiftly took care of the shooting victim and took actions to protect the other patients in the waiting room. Our immediate focus is on caring for the patient and ensuring the safety of our staff. We are working closely with the NYPD as they conduct their investigation.
Police have arrested 25-year-old Keber Martinez in connection to the incident.
Martinez fired four shots, according to police, and the victim suffered a gunshot wound to his left arm. The surveillance footage obtained by News 12 shows there is a child sitting in the back during the entirety of the incident.
No one else in the waiting room was injured.
Martinez is being charged with attempted murder, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a firearm.