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NYC hospital patient injured by bullet-shattered window

The woman has been treated for minor facial cuts; it's not clear whether the bullet was intended for the patient's eighth-floor room

The Associated Press

NEW YORK — Authorities say a patient has been treated for minor facial cuts after a bullet partially shattered a New York City hospital window.

Police went to the Hospital for Special Surgery on Manhattan's Upper East Side around 5:45 a.m. Friday following reports of a shooting.

Hospital spokeswoman Elyse Bernstein says the 30-year-old patient was in a room facing 71st Street on the building's eighth floor.

Bernstein says hospital staff immediately called 911. The woman is in stable condition.

Police say crime scene investigators have been extracting a possible bullet fragment from between two windowpanes.

Police haven't yet determined whether the bullet was intended for the patient's room.

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They say there have been no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

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