Tulane medical student shot by armed robber in Haiti

Tulane medical student shot by armed robber in Haiti

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A Tulane medical student working in Haiti was wounded in an armed robbery Thursday.

According to university officials, the student is stable and being flown from a Haitian hospital to a hospital in Miami for treatment for the gunshot wounds to her hand and chest.

"She has been able to communicate with her family and appears to be in relatively good spirits,"said Marc Kahn, Senior Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, in an email sent to students.

She and eight other students were in Haiti as part of a School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine maternal and child health program in Petionville, a town just outside of Port au Prince.

The two students were in Port au Prince, the nation's capital city, on June 23 around 6:45 p.m. when the robbery occurred, according to university officials.

"Tulane is reaching out to the other victim of this terrible crime as well as all students involved in this program in order to ensure their safety and emotional well-being," the e-mail read. "Please keep (the student) and her fellow students enrolled in this program in your thoughts and prayers."

The eight other students in the program has left Haiti.

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