MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman was transported to the hospital in critical condition after a shooting in Frayser Sunday afternoon, according to The Memphis Police Department.
Police say three teenagers have been charged. All are facing criminal attempted first degree murder.
Officers responded to a shooting call in the 3600 block of Sunrise around 2 p.m.
The female victim was transported to Regional One Hospital.
"You have little kids out here playing. They could have been hit," neighbor Darrell Bush said. "They were all outside hunting Easter eggs when we heard gunshots."
Neighbors say they couldn't put their finger on it. But, before the shots rang out, they knew something bad was getting ready to happen.
"I knew something was up, because they had their hoods pulled up. It's, like, 70 degrees today," Bush said. "You could just tell they were up to something."
The neighbors say their suspicions were confirmed 10 minutes later.
"A few minutes later we heard gunshots, and we saw the same guys running," he said.
Bush said he heard about seven gunshots and called 911.
He even called the owners of the property next door to let the guard know the juveniles might be headed his way.
"Maybe that's what helped to catch them. I don't know, but if it did then that is good," Bush said.
Even though the teenagers tried to run away, they were caught in no time.
Now, they are behind bars and are charged with running away from police and nearly killing a woman.
Police say the victim is still fighting for her life as they work to figure out a motive for the crime.
This is an ongoing investigation.
We will update you as more information becomes available.
If you have any information, call Crime Stopper at (901)-528-CASH.