Fairview Southdale Hospital on lockdown after shooting in parking lot

It happened shortly before 9 p.m.
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M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital is on lockdown after a shooting in its parking lot on Monday evening.

The shooting was reported at 8:54 p.m. at the hospital at 6401 France Ave. S., with the suspect fleeing the scene and still at large.

The victim was treated at the scene and was able to give officers a description of the shooter.

The hospital and the buildings surrounding it are locked down. There is a major police presence in the area.

BMTN's Joe Nelson is at the scene and says a dozen squad cars just moved to the parking lot at Southdale Center, near the Macy's.

"Those in the area are urged to exercise caution and remain in their homes," the City of Edina said.

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