Child dies after shooting in Frayser

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 4-year-old child died after he was shot Monday in a Frayser apartment complex, Memphis Police said.

Officers responded at 1:34 p.m. to 3670 Pershing Park Drive, where they found the boy. He was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

A couple of hours later, police reported that the child died.

Police haven’t said how many times the child was shot. They did say, however, that two children were playing in a room by themselves when the child was shot.

People who didn’t know the child were sad to know that they never will.

“It’s absolutely heartbreaking. I mean, it’s absolutely heartbreaking when you make the scene of anybody, a child or an adult,” a resident said.

Monday night, MPD tweeted a reminder to residents that free gun locks are available at their local precinct.

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