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Teen critically shot in car outside Oak Court Mall

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A shooting Friday left a teen in critical condition.

Police were called around 9 p.m. to the parking lot of the Dollar Tree at 995 East Parkway, where the 15-year-old victim was suffering from a gunshot wound.

He was transported to Regional Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

Investigators learned the shooting didn’t happen at the Dollar Tree, but rather the victim was shot in the Oak Court Mall parking lot then driven to the Dollar Tree.

A witness told police the victim and suspect exchanged words in the parking lot, then the suspect shot at the car the victim was in as it drove away, hitting him.

The friend who dropped the victim off at the Dollar Tree left before officers arrived, police said.