MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A juvenile was rushed to the hospital overnight following a shooting in North Memphis.
Authorities said it happened in the 900 block of Stonewall early Tuesday morning.
The juvenile was located with a gunshot wound and taken to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. They did not release the minor’s condition, but said the minor is expected to be okay. Also they didn’t release any information on a possible suspect.
People who live in the neighborhood said they are fed up with the ongoing violence plauging their community.
“My daughter and I heard the gunshots. We heard 5 about 4:00 and about three minutes later we heard five more shots,” an area resident said who didn’t want to appear on camera.
The neighbor said that continued until they heard a car speed off. Several people told us they heard more than 30 shots early Tuesday morning.
They said waking up to police cars and crime scene tape is certainly not how they wanted to start their day.
“A lot of the people renting the houses out don’t care what happens as long as they’re getting the rent, and I pretty much know that,” said Solomon Adams, a long-time resident.
Memphis crime data shows just in the last month, police have responded to 20 incidents in the area including aggravated assaults, thefts and vandalism. But to know it was a young person impacted by violence this time raises everyone’s concern.
Mr. Adams said it’s time for the community to speak up if we’re going to protect our youth.
“I’m no different than anybody else, my grandchildren, nieces, nephews I tell them I’m not going to sit back and say I can’t say anything because that’s their children. I’m going to tell them regardless of who children they are,” said Adams.
If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.