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Man accused of shooting at Bakersfield Heart Hospital in 2017 pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

Posted at 4:09 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 19:09:07-05

The man accused of shooting the Bakersfield Heart Hospital in 2017 entered a not guilty plea by reason of insanity Wednesday morning. Brandon Clark, 46, was charged with 17 felonies including multiple counts of assault with a firearm on a person.

Clark was accused of shooting the hospital on December 1, 2017.

Officials said that prior to arriving at the hospital, Clark had gone to his mother’s residence in Bakersfield. Clark shot one time into her home, but no one was injured because no one was home at the time of the shooting.

Officials said that Clark then got a ride to the Heart Hospital from a subject who was unknown to him, and shortly after arriving, Clark fired five rounds from a .223 caliber rifle into the glass door of the hospital. After making entry to the hospital, Clark pointed his firearm at several people; however, he never fired the weapon.