A Baltimore-area doctor was shot during an attempted carjacking incident last week and was taken to the hospital where he works.
Dr. Madhu Subramanian, 38, was at around 7 a.m. on Friday, said officials with Johns Hopkins University, where he works as a surgeon.
Johns Hopkins spokeswoman Kim Hoppe told the Baltimore Sun that Subramanian was treated for a gunshot wound at Johns Hopkins Hospital and later released. Police officials told the news outlet that he was shot while on his way to the hospital to work.
Subramanian specializes in trauma surgery, burn care, general surgery, acute care surgery, and surgical critical care, says Johns Hopkins website.
“With his permission, we can share that Dr. Madhu Subramanian, a trauma and acute care surgeon, was on his way to work at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center when the incident occurred near the 3600 block of Loch Raven Boulevard,” Johns Hopkins Medicine CEO Paul Rothman and Johns Hopkins Health System President Kevin Sowers said in a statement, according to the news outlet. “Thankfully, Dr. Subramanian was not seriously injured and has been treated and released.”
Councilwoman Odette Ramos told news outlets that the shooting resulted from an attempted carjacking.
“I’m really sorry this happened and I am really mad,” she told the Sun, “but there are so many other positive things are happening as well.”
In recent months, Baltimore—which has one of the highest murder rates in the United States—has seen a rise in carjackings. According to local media, there have been 137 carjackings across the city so far in 2022, representing a 67 percent increase compared with the same time last year.
Those with information can call detectives at 410-396-2444 or call the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCK-UP.