An attempted carjacking in Baltimore left a doctor with gunshot wounds on his morning commute Friday, according to local reports.
Dr. Madhu Subramanian, a 38-year-old surgeon at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and an assistant professor of surgery, was on his way to work around 7 am.
City police said they found a man injured on the 1200 block of East 36th Street in Northeast Baltimore a few minutes later.
Subramanian specializes in acute care surgery, trauma surgery, surgical critical care, burn care and general surgery, according to the hospital’s website.
Johns Hopkins leaders said Subramanian has already been released in an email to staff obtained by the baltimore sun.
“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 wrote, according to the paper. “Thankfully, Dr. Subramanian was not seriously injured and has been treated and released.”
The shooting comes as Baltimore and other large American cities see skyrocketing violence, with robberies, shootings and homicides on the rise. Later Friday, police said they responded to another shooting and found two young men, ages 19 and 20, with gunshot wounds. Both of their injuries were considered not life-threatening, according to authorities.