Police: Purse snatcher shoots 72-year-old woman walking to bus stop

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An elderly woman was shot in the early morningĀ  hours in Whitehaven.

According to the Memphis Police Department, the woman was walking northbound on Charles Street to the bus stop when she was approached by the suspect.

When he grabbed for her purse, the woman refused to let go, wrestling with him over the bag.

At some point, the suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire.

The victim’s family told WREG the gun went off three times and she was hit in the hip.

Miraculously, she was able to make her way back home to call for help.

They do expect her to make a full recovery.

Now, authorities are searching for two suspects who were seen driving a dark-colored Jeep.

If you can help call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.