Family speaks out after LSU med student shot in random Green Hills attack

Her father described Monday night as “typical” before the shooting.
The family of a woman shot in Green Hills speaks out for the first time since the shooting.
Published: Feb. 2, 2023 at 12:40 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2023 at 7:10 PM CST
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GREEN HILLS, Tenn. (WSMV) – A family is speaking out for the first time after a 26-year-old woman was violently attacked in Green Hills Monday night.

The woman, a Harpeth Hall graduate, and Louisiana State University medical student, was attacked randomly by two unidentified suspects at the corner of Trimble Road and Esteswood Drive, according to police.

Two males got out of a dark sedan, described as a Dodge Avenger with the passenger rear window covered, and approached the woman. She fought back, police said, and was shot several times in the arms, legs, and hands as the suspects ran back to their car and drove off.

Her father described Monday as a “typical night” before the shooting. He said his daughter went for a walk around the block or to nearby Harpeth Hall when she was attacked.

The family said their daughter had just finished up a rotation at the University of Vermont Medical School and flew back home to Nashville for a few days before returning to LSU’s medical school. She will have to undergo extensive physical therapy, according to her family.

“To think something like this would happen in Nashville a few blocks from her home doesn’t make sense,” her father said. “She probably just felt safe like we all do in our neighborhood.”

The family said they have lived in the Green Hills neighborhood for 25 years.

Police released the following statement on behalf of the family:

Her father said she went for a walk around the block or to nearby Harpeth Hall when she was attacked.

A $50,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the two men who attacked and shot the woman. LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine released the following statement regarding the shooting:

LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine was horrified to learn about the attack on one of our students in Nashville. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with her and her family during this difficult time. She is in her final year of study, and we are working with her and her family to ensure that she can graduate on time.

Anyone with information should contact police at 615-742-7463.