MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three teens are in the hospital after an accidental shooting in Orange Mound Monday afternoon.
There were flashing lights in front of an Orange Mound home as police searched for clues as to how three children were shot. Police say officers responded to the shooting in the 3000 block of Douglass Avenue just after 5:30 p.m.
Officers found three teens suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Memphis Police say the victims were two 16-year-old boys and a 13-year-old boy.
All three boys were transported to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in non-critical condition.
Police say preliminary information suggests the shooting was accidental. One of the teens was issued a juvenile summons for possession of a handgun.
People in the area say after the shooting there was a large commotion in the street involving minors.
“We heard everybody come out that house and they was just arguing real bad, probably about seven people came out the house,” one neighbor said.
While detectives have not said what may have led to the shooting, people in the area told us the home where the shooting took place has become known for keeping up trouble in the community.
“It’s real sad because we been hearing a lot of things about this house,” one neighbor said.
So far this year, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has treated over 70 children for gunshot wounds.