Child paralyzed after overnight shooting in South Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 9-year-old child was rushed to the hospital overnight after being shot in South Memphis, and a family member said he is now paralyzed.

The Memphis Fire Department confirmed the shooting victim was rushed to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition around 10:30 p.m. after being taken to the South Airways precinct.

Investigators told WREG the shooting took place near Castalia Street and Person Avenue.

The victim's father said he and his son were inside a Lamar Avenue market when another customer and a clerk started arguing.

Shortly after, the victim's father said the unknown customer started trailing him as he was leaving the store. Soon after that, a shot was fired, hitting the little boy in the back as he sat in the passenger seat.

The suspect was reportedly driving a silver sedan. No arrests have been made.

A family member told WREG the boy was paralyzed after the shooting.

Anyone with suspect information should call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.


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