MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A teenager is recovering after a brutal attack overnight in South Memphis Wednesday, officials say.

The shooting took place in the area of Castalia Street and Dianne Cove just before 2 a.m. Officers located a 15 year old suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was taken to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in non-critical condition.

“I heard a lot of gunshots, it was like going back to back,” said a witness who lives nearby.

Sadly the sound of gunshots is not unusual in the South Memphis community.

“It could be a couple of streets over, you hear them. We are in South Memphis,” the woman said.

The family who lives in the house where the teen is believed to have gone for help told WREG the victim left a trail of blood. It is part of the mystery that has many still struggling to find a solution to an ongoing problem.

As violence continues to move in with those who once called the area home, many are moving out leaving homes abandoned. But what has not been abandoned is hope that things will turn around.

Detectives say the teen is expected to survive.

No suspect information is available at the time.

We will update this page when more information is released.