Memphis Teen Shot And Killed

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(Memphis) Police say a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in a house on Cassie.

The person who shot him is now on the run.

Police say nine people were inside the Frayser house when this shooting took place, some of them children as young as five years old.

Some of the witnesses were taken from the house to give police formal statements but sources tell News Channel 3, so far, they claim the shooting was accidental.

They say the two teens were playing with a gun in the kitchen when it went off.

The 17-year-old was taken to The MED where he was pronounced dead.

The 19-year-old suspect ran from the house and hasn’t been seen since.

Police question why would he run if it was accidental.

Authorities have not released the victim or the suspect’ name at this point but they are asking anyone who has information about this case to call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH.