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UPDATE: Gunshot Victim Remained at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center Friday Night

Joliet Police said the incident is still under investigation.

Despite rumors to the contrary, there was no shooting at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center Friday night.

"At this point what I can tell you is there was no shooting in the (emergency department),"  Jan Ciccarelli, director of marketing and public relations at the hospital said. "There was a young man brought in, a young gunshot victim."

Joliet Police had earlier reported that they were called to a shooting in the 300 block of Ottawa Street in Joliet around 5 p.m. Friday night. The gunshot victim was taken to Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center.

Ciccarelli said the man was in critical condition Friday night.

"It's one young man who accidentally shot himself, as far as we know," she said.

Joliet Police Lt. Robert Desiderio said neither the age nor the hometown of the gunshot victim was available Friday night.

Ciccarelli also said that the hospital was not on lockdown, as some additional rumors had indicated.

Joliet Police are still investigating the incident.

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Clutche December 15, 2012 at 06:02 AM
St. Joe's has become the refuge for the scum who crawled to the Silver Cross ER before they moved to New Lenox.
John Roberts December 15, 2012 at 04:18 PM
What? Lmao...hospitals are hospitals...everyone goes to them...kid shoots himself and hes just scum huh? Didn't know you had to be high class,high society to go to a hospital...And we continue to wonder what the hell is the matter with this place...
layla December 15, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Scum? Really? You obviously don't know or care to hear anyones story. You see a victim and assume he's scum? You don't know anything. Why don't you put yourself in someone elses shoes one time and try learning some empathy. NOBODY is better than anyone else.
Clutche December 17, 2012 at 03:54 AM
I have no empathy for gang bangers who contribute absolutely nothing to society.
jtownlegend December 18, 2012 at 03:43 PM
u are fucking stupid this young man was a honor student and dwelled on being somebodyand at the end of the day he paid taxes so that means he can go to any hospital he wanted to people like you are the reason nothing changes where is your son or daughter probably sniffing coke right with your sorry ass

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