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How Tucson Medical Center is ramping up security after parking garage shooting

Posted at 8:11 AM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 13:30:24-04

After a 25-year-old Tucson Medical Center employee was shot in a parking garage on the hospital campus, TMC said it is making changes to its security plan to keep staff and patients safe.

Since the shooting Tuesday night, TMC has held seven town hall meetings with employees about how to improve safety on the campus. More security officers will be on duty both inside and outside the hospital as well.

Julia Strange, a TMC Vice President, said the hospital is considering developing an emergency text alert system for its patients and employees to get news out more quickly.

Strange said they are taking the incident extremely seriously and making sure employees and patients not only think about what TMC can do as an organization to keep people safe but what we can all do as individuals.

The woman who was shot is now in stable condition. Police are still looking for the suspect who is described as a Hispanic man in his 20's or 30's with a thin build. Police said he is bald with a dark beard, about 5'5"-5'6" tall and 165 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white athletic jersey and dark pants.