MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are looking for the person who opened fire on two teenagers at a home in Southwest Memphis Wednesday afternoon.
Police say a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl were shot at 3245 New Horn Lake Road around 2:30 p.m. The male victim was transported to Methodist South by a private vehicle and is in critical condition. The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
A neighbor said he heard four to five gunshots but didn’t think much about it until police started showing up.
Ralpheal Spencer said the teen who was killed lived here with her mom and said the shooting happened inside the house.
“It’s really sad because I know her mom and she was young,” he said.
Diana Thomas is overcome with grief and said her cousin just turned 17 a couple of days ago. She is struggling to understand why this happened.
“I don’t really know what happened,” she said. “Didn’t hurt anybody. Went to work went to school . Typical teenage stuff. She wasn’t no trouble maker got in trouble or nothing like that.”
Neighbors believe the victim’s family knows who the shooter is but police have not confirmed that.
Police say the suspect is occupying a dark colored Dodge Challenger.
If you have any information about this shooting, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (901)-528-CASH.
WREG will update when more information becomes available.