Shooting victim fled hospital, police say

Published 9:36 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Suffolk man fled from a Norfolk hospital after being taken there with a gunshot wound, police said on Tuesday.

Anthony Sexton, 31, has warrants on file for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and reckless handling of a firearm, city spokeswoman Debbie George said.

Police dispatchers received calls just before 4 p.m. Monday about the shooting in the 100 block of North Capital Street, George said.

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Sexton was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital by ground ambulance. Investigation revealed that the wound to his arm was self-inflicted, George added.

Anyone who has information on his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.