A shooting was reported outside M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital the evening of Sept. 14.

The Edina Police Department responded to the shooting on the second floor of the hospital parking ramp at 8:54 p.m. The shooting was part of an attempted robbery, city officials said.

The victim, a 45-year-old Eagan man, was released from the hospital after being treated for a gunshot wound to the head, according city of Edina spokesperson Jennifer Bennerotte. 

An M Health Fairview spokesperson also confirmed that the victim is a physician at the hospital.

The suspect fled the scene. Following the incident, buildings surrounding the hospital were under lockdown and police had set up a perimeter around the area. The perimeter was removed shortly before midnight after police searched parking ramps and buildings without finding the suspect, city officials said.

The victim described the suspect as an Asian male in his 30’s with a shaved head and tattoo on the right side of his neck. The weapon used was a handgun, according to Bennerotte.

The main priority is finding the suspect, she said.

Immediately after the shooting, officials were urging individuals in the area to use caution and remain inside their homes.

Anyone with information on the incident should contact the Edina Police Department at 952-826-1600.

More information will be added as it becomes available. 

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