Family: 13-year-old killed in North Memphis shooting

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 13-year-old boy was killed following a shooting in North Memphis.

The shooting happened in the 800 block of Looney Avenue around 11 a.m. Friday. Family identified the victim to WREG as 13-year-old Demont’e Johnson.

“He a baby — he ain’t nothing but 13 years old,” his older sister Daizha said.

Johnson was taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition, but he did not survive his injuries, police said.

Daizha said Johnson was shot in the chest and arm, but she doesn’t know why he was killed. She said she and her mother want answers.

“He don’t bother nobody, and I can’t even think of why it happened,” she said. “I just want somebody to tell my mama some answers, just give my mama some type of information or something.”

Family members said Johnson recently moved back to Memphis after living with a relative in Jackson for a while, and his birthday is in four days.

No suspect information is available at this point.

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