Six shot outside Memphis hospital; four remain in critical condition

Several people were injured after a shootout in front of the emergency room entrance of Methodist North Hospital, in the morning of Aug. 16, 2022.

Six people were shot outside a Memphis hospital early Tuesday and four of the victims remain in critical condition, police said.

The shooting was reported around 12:42 a.m. at Methodist North Hospital, Memphis police said.

Two victims were taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in critical condition, one of whom is now non-critical, while four were taken to Regional One Hospital. One of those taken to Regional One is also now out of critical condition, police said.

It was unclear where the shots rang out, although police said the six victims appeared to have been targeted by the same two suspects, who fired their weapons from inside a black SUV.

A sedan was left riddled with bullet holes and all four doors open outside Methodist North Hospital, WREG said, adding that detectives were at the scene collecting about 40 evidence markers in the aftermath of the shooting. 

Memphis Police also taped off a gas station several miles away where an assault rifle could be seen on the pavement near the pumps, the station reported, but it wasn’t clear whether that was where the shooting occurred.

Three adults and a juvenile remained in critical condition by the time Memphis Police shared its update. As WREG-TV reported, the police department said three of the victims were detained because they were in possession of a stolen vehicle when the gunfire happened