Woman shot near Wilson Medical Center, suspect arrested and charged

Keyshane Sanders/A car behind crime scene tape in a parking lot across from the hospital (Photo by Maggie Newland/CBS North Carolina)

WILSON, N.C. (WNCN) — The Wilson Medical Center was on lockdown for about an hour on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Keyshane M. Sanders (Wilson Police Department)

The hospital, which is located at 1705 Tarboro St. West, went on lockdown at 3:07 p.m.

Wilson police later said that a shooting caused the hospital lockdown.


A woman was shot in a parking lot across the street from the hospital, police said.  The woman then ran to the hospital and the suspect fled, according to police.

Police added that nearby Vinson-Bynum Elementary School was also placed on lockdown because of the shooting. The lockdowns were lifted just before 4 p.m.

A suspect in the shooting was taken into custody.


Keyshane M. Sanders, 28, of Viola Street in Wilson was charged with attempted first-degree murder, first-degree kidnapping, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and first-degree force sex offense. Sanders received a $500,000 secured bond.

The victim was transported to Vidant Medical Center for treatment and was in stable condition late Tuesday night.

The Wilson Police Department is encouraging anyone with information regarding this case to contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.


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