Elderly woman shot in Whitehaven, suspects at large

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 72-year-old woman was fighting for her life after being shot during an early morning robbery Friday.

It happened on Charles Drive in Whitehaven.

We're told the victim was walking to the bus stop when she was approached by two men.

They stole her purse and shot her in the hip.

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According to her daughter, Karen Ellis Clay, Eula Ellis was just doing her daily routine.

"Makes me angry, why would you target an old lady. You know how much money you thought she had in her purse. With catching the bus. The way things are these day's nobody walking around with money like that. Because, there's so much happening," Clay said.

She was initially rushed to Regional One Medical Center in critical condition. We've learned the woman is now in stable condition.

Witnesses said the gunmen took off in a dark colored SUV. If you have any information, you are urged to contact police.

Clay has a message for whoever pulled the trigger.

"You're a coward.You can't have any home training. Whatever went wrong in your life, I really don't know. I can't say what I want to say."