Two killed, 14 injured in Memphis block party shooting: Police


New Delhi: At least two killed, fourteen others injured in firing at an unauthorized person block party In Memphis, on Saturday.
memphis police issued a statement on xStating, “We learned during the follow-up investigation that there were a total of 8 victims, two of whom died at the scene.”
Law enforcement officers found five individuals suffering from gunshot wounds. According to Chief Serenelyn Davis, two male victims died at the scene, while three others were taken to nearby medical facilities in critical condition.
CBS News quoted Davis as saying that at least two people were being searched.
“We believe at least two individuals fired a weapon during this incident,” Davis told CBS News.
Davis said, “In light of recent events, we stand together to condemn these senseless acts of violence.”
Eleven more victims from the Orange Mound Park gathering drove themselves to hospitals. Davis noted that the event, which did not have official city permission, had an estimated 200 to 300 people in attendance.
Police said, “It was a block party that was taking place without a permit.”

(with inputs from agencies)

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