Memphis, Tenn. – A 15-year-old teenager was injured in a shooting that took place in front of the Friendship Baptist Church located at 1355 Vollintine Avenue on Tuesday. Memphis Police Department (MPD) responded to the incident after receiving a call from the victim’s mother around 11 p.m.
According to the report, the teenager stated that he was walking along Vollintine Avenue when a black Infiniti pulled up beside him in front of the church. He was then struck in his left ankle by a gunshot. After being shot, the teenager managed to run home, and his mother immediately contacted the police for assistance.
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A witness to the incident informed the MPD that he observed two individuals coming from behind the church just before hearing gunshots in the area. The witness also mentioned seeing two black sports cars speeding away from the scene. These cars were last seen on Vollintine Avenue.
The teenager told officers that he did not recognize the suspects inside the black Infiniti and had no prior knowledge of them.
Upon investigation, the MPD discovered 12 shell casings on the road at the intersection, adding to the gravity of the incident.
The authorities are actively looking into the case and trying to gather more information from witnesses and evidence found at the scene to identify and locate the suspects responsible for the shooting.
Local residents in the area are urged to stay vigilant and report any information that may be helpful to the ongoing investigation.
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