Memphis police responding at 12:42 am ET near New Covington Pike and Austin Peay Highway found six victims who “all had reportedly been shot by suspects in a black SUV,” their department said.
Four victims remained in critical condition, Memphis Police said hours later. The two other patients had been upgraded to noncritical condition, they said.
In the Memphis shooting, “three of the victims involved are detained at this time as they were in possession of a stolen vehicle,” police said, adding an investigation is ongoing.
No hospital employees were injured in the shooting, Methodist Healthcare in Memphis said in a statement.
At the hospital, employees guided patients away from the emergency department waiting area while the medical facility’s security team and Memphis police responded to the shooting, it said. The patients were treated and taken to Regional One Health and Le Bonheur hospitals.