Memphis hospital placed on lockdown in wake of nearby shooting

Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., part of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, was put under a temporary lockdown Aug. 16 while healthcare workers treated victims of a shooting in the Raleigh community of Memphis.

Police officers responded to shooting victims arriving at the hospital about 12:40 a.m., according to a statement on the Memphis Police Department Twitter page.

"Six victims were located, all had reportedly been shot by suspects in a black SUV," police said.

Three of the victims are being detained, the statement said.

Methodist Le Bonheur spokesperson Sarah Farley told Becker's no hospital employees were harmed, and six patients were treated and transported to Regional One and Le Bonheur hospitals.

According to police, two of the six shooting victims were no longer in critical condition as of Aug. 16.  

"Our medical staff worked quickly to stabilize the injured and get them the care they needed," Ms. Farley said. "We appreciate the swift action from our staff to guide patients away from the ED waiting area so our security team and Memphis Police Department could respond quickly. Violence is a national epidemic in communities around the country and Mid-South is not immune from it." 

Methodist North Hospital is no longer on lockdown.

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