Police: 7-year-old injured as bullets fly in Hickory Hill neighborhood

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man and his 7-year-old son were shot at by two masked men as they walked out of a Hickory Hill barber shop Wednesday night, Memphis police said.

The 24-year-old man drove himself to St. Francis hospital with four bullet wounds. The child was hit in the eye by debris in the shooting and is expected to be OK.

The man told police he and the boy were walking out of a barber shop in the 3100 block of Hickory Hill near Knight Arnold when he noticed a masked man in all black beside them, holding a "machine gun."

When the gunman started firing, the man said he grabbed the boy and hit the ground. Another shooter then got out of a red Chevy Malibu.

The scene is less than a mile up the road from where a child was shot and killed last week. Neighbors say they’re sick of hearing gunshots, especially when innocent children are getting caught in the crossfire.

"It's totally pointless. I don't know if they have no regard for human life or what," neighbor Walter Miller said.

The suspects got away. If you know anything about this case call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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