Two shot while playing with gun

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A gun found inside a North Memphis home is why two teenagers are in the hospital.

Police said a 13-year-old boy pulled the trigger.

Police lights, crime tape, and investigators lined Empire Avenue Monday morning.

Officers said they received the shooting call just after 1:30 a.m.

WREG-TV learned police officers believe the 13-year-old shot himself and a 15-year-old girl, who is being treated at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

“I mean, it’s pathetic and they’re getting younger and younger and younger and younger.  But it’s sad,” Stacey King said.

King returned home from work in the middle of the madness and sat on her porch shaking her head in disbelief.

“You know they need to think before they pull out a gun,” King said.

King has lived in the neighborhood for more than 40 years.

“Times and people are changing,” King said. “Not so much times, (but) people’s morals, values. They don’t have them like we used to back in the day.”

Police continued putting together the pieces to the puzzle determined to figure out how the teens got hold of the gun and why it was fired.

Much like the laces on a football that sat in the front yard, at least one of the teens is expected to return home with stitched wounds.

9 comments

    • Anonymous

      A lack of parental involvement would be my guess. But then again, they may have been hanging out with their 28 year old parents.

  • Democrats are the answer

    It is the fault of the taxpaying, working class, law abiding, Tea Party racists that cause this behavior. It surely isn’t the fault of those who are committing these crimes. If everyone would just vote Democrat then this crime would go away, school grades would improve, taxes would go down, guns would be outlawed, and Utopia would be upon us. Wait a minute, Democrats have been running this city for over 25 years, now what?

  • Betty J Clark

    SAD that there is lack of proper parental guidance-surely the early morning hours should never be times for children to not be at home. Another reason could be the fact that this city has nothing for them to do to distract them from Satan. If children are not in the church, there is nothing to do, especially during the summer months.

  • The CITY is not responsible

    Betty it is NOT for the CITY to give them something to do. The CITY is the working taxpayer. Why should they pay to GIVE them something to do? It is the parents responsibility to raise these children. They should be helping around the house, mowing lawns, helping in the kitchen, washing clothes, getting part-time jobs, and interacting with others in a legal manner in their community. My family almost lived at the church. Sunday school and preaching, Sunday night training union and preaching. Wednesday night preaching. Church baseball and basketball teams with practice during the week and games on the weekend. Thursday suppers at the church. Church trips in the summer to Christian camps. Boy and Girl Scout troops in the church and PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT. Not CITY involvement Betty. These children are wanted for one reason only and that is GOVERNMENT food and money. WIC, TnCare, Food stamps, welfare checks, section 8 housing. Take the benefits and turn them into crack and meth. This is what CITY involvement gets you. It is not the CITIES fault it is the PARENTS fault.

    • SAY IT AINT SO!

      You are a big mouth bigot that is out of touch with reality. All those social services you mentioned can be attained without having children(2) Every black family is not on welfare they pay taxes too that supports trailer park trash as yourself and your peeps.(3) I want mention how your peeps have very high rates of child molestation,rapes,murderand genocide against humanity that dates back generation up until this day, oh yeah that heroin is out of hand in your community. So get that log out your on eyes before you point it any where else. Shall I continue………!!!!

      • Lies and ignorance are not facts

        You are either an idiot or a liar and most likely both. My daughter has epilepsy, she was thrown off TnCare. Now get this, they TOLD her if she had a child and didn’t know who the father was she and the baby would qualify for TnCare, You don’t get WIC without a child, you get next to nothing in welfare payments without a child. zero earned income credit without a child. The Section 8 is backed up 10 years but with a CHILD you go to the head of the line. You have no idea who my “peeps” are you racist hypocrite. I didn’t say one word about race but here you come with your perceived racist view of the world and it is about skin color in your world. Race card doesn’t work on me comrade. Your one sided view of world history further shows your ignorance. Africa is in turmoil with genocide and slavery to this day. Mass murder like the Naval yard shooting in D.C. and child molestation doesn’t happen in the black world? I tell what does happen is daily news articles of the genocide in the black community in this city and you want to blame everyone and everything but the people who are causing it. Climb back in the toilet from whence you came. BTW trailer trash is a heck of a lot better than those government funded murder grounds that you reside in.

      • SAY IT AINT SO!

        Lies and you are ignorant!! I see you have tried all the social services!! You are bitter you didnt get foodstamps!! Haaaaaaa -uhhh Haaaaa!!!!

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