Investigator Cullinan said Lisa Escalante, 32, was leaving the hospitals employee parking lot on Wrights Avenue shortly before 6 this morning when a man on a bicycle passed in front of her, muttering something.
The man then made a U-turn, circling back toward the woman, the investigator said. He tried to grab her purse, but she fought back. The man then pulled out a revolver and shot her once in the shoulder.
Investigator Cullinan was unsure of her condition as of noon, but said she was sitting up and speaking.
The investigator is reviewing a video of the attack and is looking for other surveillance videos in the area that might have recorded the incident.