Le Bonheur employee shot near hospital campus, drives back for help

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police issued more information Saturday morning about the incident where a Le Bonheur employee was shot Friday night.

MPD said the suspects attempted to carjack the victim.

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital issued a statement after the shooting"

"This incident happened adjacent to our campus and is unacceptable. Violence is a community-wide issue and requires a community-wide approach to tackle this difficult problem. We are working with the City of Memphis, Memphis Police, the Memphis Medical District Collaborative, and other agencies to address the larger issues in surrounding neighborhoods. It will take all of us working together to solve the issue of community violence. We remain committed to the safety of the children, families, and employees on our campus. We have taken a number of steps to increase the security of our campus including increasing the number of Le Bonheur security officers on-site and working with the Memphis Police Department to increase their presence in the area."

The investigation is still ongoing.

Original Story:

A woman was shot minutes away from Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Friday night. Hospital officials confirmed to FOX13 the woman works at the campus.

After being shot by the two men, the woman drove back to Le Bonheur for help. According to MPD, she was immediately taken to Regional One where she is currently in critical condition.

FOX13 was on the scene by 8:40 reporting on the heavy police presence surrounding the hospital.

At this time the suspects are still on the run. According to MPD, the suspects are 2 males, 20-30 years old and last seen near North Dunlap and Third.

At the scene, FOX13 saw the woman's car with the windows shot out still parked in the ambulance bay.

At 10:30 p.m. FOX13 confirmed that the woman is an employee at Le Bonheur that was shot near the campus and drove back for help.

Le Bonheur staff treated, stabilized and transferred the woman to Regional One.

This investigation is still ongoing and the suspects are still on the run at this time.

If you have any information about this incident, you are asked to call police at 901-528-CASH.

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