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Shots fired in robbery at Mud Island Park

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Police say gunshots were fired at the Mud Island River Park Tuesday morning.

Around 9 a.m., two armed men barged into a business inside the Mud Island River Park and started shooting.

Robin Henry was here visiting with her kids from Missouri just days ago.

"They said this was the funnest place they'd been to," she told WREG.

But on their return trip this morning they were met with yellow crime tape and turned away at the gate.

"I think it's almost disgusting that people would target a place like that. Almost like a school."

The robbers took off in a black Infinity SUV.

It's unclear if they got away with cash.

No injuries are reported.

The park will be closed Tuesday and reopen Wednesday.

"The staff of the Riverfront Development Corporation (RDC), the management organization responsible for Mud Island River Park, acted bravely in the midst of the violent robbery. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured. At this time, it is uncertain how much, if any, cash was taken. The perpetrators fled the scene," said Riverfront Development Corporation Vice President Dorchelle Spence.

The park includes a museum, Monorail, and recreation of the Mississippi River.