Search for suspect underway after Edina hospital parking lot shooting

Updated: September 15, 2020 05:50 AM
Created: September 14, 2020 09:52 PM

Police are searching for a suspect involved in a shooting that occurred in a parking lot at M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina Monday night. 

According to the city of Edina, police were called just before 8:55 p.m. on the report of a shooting in the hospital's parking lot. 

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived. The 45-year-old victim, who was receiving treatment, was able to provide officers with a description of the suspect. 

The search for the suspect caused the hospital and surrounding buildings to go into lockdown. 

"When I tried to come to work, the police stopped me right away and said I couldn't get through because there was a safety hazard," Lily Stephens, who works near M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital, said.

Police identified the suspect as an Asian man in his 30s, with a shaved head and a tattoo on the right side of his neck. The suspect was believed to be wearing sweatpants. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1600. 

Police said they are continuing to search for the suspect and ask those in the area to be careful and stay inside if they can.

An M Health Fairview spokesperson issued the following statement Monday night: 

We are aware of reports of a shooting on the M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital campus. At this time, the investigation and pursuit of suspect(s) is being led by the Edina Police Department and questions regarding the situation should be forwarded there. 

M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital is secure and is providing full service for patients in the Emergency Department. More information, as it is available, will be provided to the public via the Edina Police Department.

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