MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two teens were injured after a shooting and crash Wednesday afternoon near Whitehaven High School on Elvis Presley Boulevard.
Two people, ages 17 and 18, were hurt when their car crashed through a brick wall around 2:45. Police say they hit the wall after they were shot at by a person in a green vehicle.
Memphis Police said preliminary information indicates multiple shots were fired at a white vehicle before it crashed into a brick wall south of McClure Road and Elvis Presley Boulevard.
Both teens were grazed by a bullet and transported to Regional One in non-critical condition.
Police said Wednesday night one person was detained in the Southill and Hill Ridge area.
Neighbors watched as the incident unfolded. Breona Dotson said the other teen was wearing a shirt covered in blood.
“So they checked him out to make sure he was okay and when the ambulance came, they got him up off the ground and put him on the stretcher. He had a bandage around his head,” Dotson said.
Memphis-Shelby County Schools says Whitehaven Elementary and Whitehaven High are on a precautionary lockdown while police investigate the incident.
It’s not something community members want to see anywhere, let alone across from a school.
Kenny Lee is the vice president of Ride of Tears, an organization that honors young lives lost to gun violence. Lee is relieved.
“These are kids that are getting ready to go home. This is unacceptable because it could have been another way,” Lee said. “Most of the time when we get a call a child has been shot, it’s fatal.”
If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.