MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police say a woman and a 4-year-old girl were injured in a shooting in Orange Mound Thursday afternoon.
According to police, officers responded to a shooting at a home on Haynes Street near Douglass Avenue at around 12:10 p.m.
Memphis Police say officers found a 29-year-old woman with a gunshot wound and a 4-year-old girl who had been grazed on her arm. Both were taken to local hospitals in non-critical condition.
The child’s mother told officers her boyfriend dropped them off at the house for a playdate. That’s when they say a blue Infiniti pulled up and opened fire.
Both the woman who was shot and the wounded child’s mother told officers they know the suspect.
Neighbors say the shooter circled the block and came back to shoot up the house again.
“A 4-year-old and a 29-year-old, they both prime in their life,” said Laura Ross, who lives nearby. “And it’s a shame. The shooting has got to stop, the violence has got to stop. It’s hurtful that we’re hurting one another and then no respect that it’s a child in the presence.”
People in the area say the neighborhood is quickly becoming a war zone. Our research into MPD’s data hub reveals police have responded to 140 calls this year in a quarter-mile radius of this shooting.
Memphis Police are now looking for the suspect in the blue Infiniti. Police say there is no other information available on the suspect at this time.
Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.