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One person dead, another injured following overnight shootings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department is investigating two separate overnight shootings that left one person dead and another injured.

The first happened around 11:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of Rickard Road in Whitehaven.

The victim was discovered lying on the side of the road suffering from a gunshot wound.

He died later that night at the hospital.

The victim was unable to tell them what happened, but officers said they have one person detained.

Police have charged Terry Sullivan with Reckless Homicide.

Less than an hour later, a shooting was also reported in the Cherokee neighborhood.

The 28-year-old victim said he took the witness’ phone and they two were play fighting when his handgun accidentally went off in his shorts.

He was rushed from the 1500 block of Railton Road to the Regional Medical Center, but is expected to be okay.