TMC increasing security following shooting in parking garage - Tucson News Now

TMC increasing security following shooting in parking garage

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Following a shooting in its parking garage, Tucson Medical Center said it will have increased security inside and outside of the hospital for the next several weeks.

The Tucson Police Department said a 25-year-old woman was shot in her car late Tuesday night. She was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Julia Strange, vice president of communications for TMC, said hospital staff had several "town halls" on Wednesday.

They discussed what happened and what steps the hospital is taking to keep everyone safe.

There will be an increased security presence inside and outside the hospital for the next several weeks.

Employees, patients and any other visitors can ask for a ride to their cars if they do not feel safe walking.

Strange said TMC is vigilant when it comes to training for any type of incident, which is why she said staff was well prepared.

They have regular training for natural disasters, fires and even active shooters.

Strange there was active shooter training going on when the incident happened Tuesday night.

"We drill for these kinds of incidents and other kinds of disasters all of the time which is why we were prepared for last night," she said. "In fact, ironically, we had a drill that was going on that simulated an active shooter at that time in one of our units."

Strange said the TMC staff is feeling unsettled after the shooting, but said she's confident they are doing everything they can to makes sure everyone is safe.

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