MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A shooting in the Beltline neighborhood injured a teenage girl overnight, and her family says they didn't realize she was hurt until she woke up for school the next morning.
The family told police they initially heard shots being fired around 2:30 a.m. Thursday near their home on Hodges Street near the Liberty Bowl.
The gunfire woke up neighbor Johnnie Mae Wolfe, frightening her entire family.
"We was in the bed, and my husband said, ‘Somebody is shooting! Get on the floor! Get on the floor!’" she said. "I rolled over the floor, my grandbaby was in the den. She ran in there crying. She said, ‘Momma somebody shooting!’"
Police didn’t think anyone was hurt until hours later, when they were asked to come back.
A mother told officers she discovered her 13-year-old daughter had been shot when she woke her up for school.
Police say the teenager was just grazed by the bullet. Her mother drove her to Le Bonheur, and she’s expected to be okay.
Meanwhile, detectives are working to find out who opened fire and why, as neighbors hope for an end to the violence.
"I hope it be a change. It’s terrible out here. You can’t walk the streets. You can’t do nothing," one neighbor said. "You’re just not safe anywhere anymore. Here, streets. Nowhere. Especially at your home, that’s bad. Just terrible."
The victim’s family said they were too upset to talk to us.
Police have not made any arrests,
If you saw anything, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.