Woman shot, rushed to hospital after SUV shot up on Memphis road

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman was rushed to the hospital after being shot while inside a vehicle in Hickory Hill, according to police.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Knight Arnold and Hickory Hill.

Police said officers were on the scene responding to an unrelated crash at that location when the woman – who has not been identified – walked up to police suffering from a gunshot wound.

FOX13's Kirstin Garriss spoke to a man who was involved in the car accident. He said the SUV pulled up behind them with a woman sitting in the passenger's side.

According to MPD, the victim was taken to Regional One in critical condition.

FOX13 crews noticed five bullet holes in the passenger side of the SUV that police have blocked off.

MPD officers blocked off two lanes surrounding the vehicle at the scene.

Police said the suspected shooter was in a black SUV. At this point, investigators aren't sure where the actual shooting happened.

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This is the third road rage related incident reported by FOX13 so far this year. One incident happened last Friday on South Parkway and another on Highway 385 between 240 and Ridgeway in January.

Drivers told FOX13 this is a pattern that’s happening too often in Memphis.

“You know life is too precious for silly things like this to happen,” said Michael Rowl, a driver.

Mayor Jim Strickland told FOX13 this kind of incident is a perfect example of what city officials are trying to prevent.

“This is exactly why we are fighting to enhance the punishment for this type of crime, so we don’t keep having these unfortunate stories to tell,” Strickland said. “Our legislation has been assigned to committees but not been placed on notice yet. We are working with our sponsors and monitoring the legislative session.”