DEVELOPING STORY: Dozens of police cruisers have surrounded Baptist East Hospital in Memphis with cruiser lights flashing. Police are being tight-lipped on what happened. However, there are social media reports of some sort of altercation inside the hospital’s emergency room.
Eyewitnesses tell KWAM News Radio Memphis that as many as 70 police cars were summoned to the scene. And there is also reports of yellow crime scene tape being set up.
Television station WMC reports that according to scanner traffic “there was a disturbance between arguing parties at the hospital” and that “guns (were) possibly involved.”
“Large disturbance following 2 shooting victims showing up at the hospital,” LocalMemphis.com reported. “Firearm may have been discharged on property. MPD hasn’t confirmed much except a large disturbance and it is now under control.”
As soon as police release details, you will be the first to know.
#BREAKING: heavy #Memphis Police presence at Baptist East Hospital. MPD not releasing any info yet.— Joyce Peterson (@MemphoNewsLady) May 9, 2023
According to scanner traffic – there was a disturbance between arguing parties at the hospital, guns possibly involved. Call to officers to get to scene ASAP. pic.twitter.com/30P5B3Gfnl
Currently at Baptist East on Walnut Grove pic.twitter.com/Iq94RWjcyY— Ian Ripple (@Ripple1026) May 9, 2023