NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) — A $50,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the two men who assaulted and shot a 26-year-old Louisiana State University medical student in Green Hills on Monday night.
The Metro Nashville Police Department says the reward was posted by private donors who wish to remain anonymous.
Police said the woman, who was scheduled to return to LSU early for her final months of medical school, was randomly attacked as she walked in Green Hills shortly after 11 p.m. Monday. A dark-colored sedan drove up to her and two people got out, according to police.
BREAKING: Private donors who wish to remain anonymous this morning released a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who attacked and shot the 26-year-old Nashville woman in this case. Keep recovering. Do you have information? Please615-742-7463
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) February 2, 2023
Both suspects were armed and a scuffle ensued at the corner of Trimble Road and Esteswood Drive. The suspect or suspects fired several shots at the woman, according to police.
She was shot multiple times in the arm and leg, police said. She was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
The search for suspects continues. The woman continues to recover.
His family provided the following statement to police to share with the Nashville community:
We would like to thank our friends, family, neighbors and the entire Nashville community for their tremendous support following the brutal attack and killing of our daughter in her own neighborhood. The generosity and caring of the Nashville community is something special to behold. We also want to thank the Metro Nashville Police Department, Emergency First Responders and the medical team at Vanderbilt Hospital without whose heroic efforts our daughter may not have survived.
We are deeply saddened and angry at this senseless attack on our daughter and our community. Our daughter is an intelligent, caring and thoughtful young woman. She has dreamed of becoming a doctor since she was very young and is currently in her final months of medical school at LSU before graduating and starting her residency in pediatrics. She graduated magna cum laude from Harpeth Hall School, she graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University in New York and she looks forward to pursuing a medical career helping children where she plans to major in pediatric infectious disease.
While our daughter’s wounds will need time to heal, this vicious attack won’t stop her. Many of you have seen video of her attack making us sick, but see her fighting spirit and she will continue to share her love of medicine and love of helping people. children with the world. We sincerely hope that her attackers will be caught and brought to justice, and we thank everyone again for their support.
Anyone with information should contact the police at 615-742-7463.