NEW YORK – A shooting victim says a New York City hospital sent him home with a bullet still lodged in his neck and told him to come back four days later to have it removed.
Ricardo Acevedo was hit while replacing a security camera outside a Bronx convenience store. Investigators believe the shots were fired by a youth aiming for someone else.
Acevedo told the New York Daily News in Saturday editions that doctors at St. Barnabas Hospital treated the wound.
But he says they told him to go to an affiliated clinic on Monday to have the bullet removed. The hospital declined to comment to the News and didn't respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press.
Bullets also wounded two teenage girls. Police haven't made any arrests.