Teenager critically injured in drive-by shooting


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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A silent night was interrupted by gunfire in Hickory Hill.

It happened Sunday morning, just before 2 a.m. in the 6000 block of Selkirk Drive. Police say the teenage victim was standing outside with a group of girls when a vehicle drove by. The driver fired shots at the group.

The victim was transported to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

Police have not arrested anyone as of yet.

Neighbors in this Hickory Hill neighborhood say the trigger play has gotten out of control.

"It's Hickory Hood it's not Hickory Hill, they need to do something about Hickory Hood," a neighbor said.

He said the shooting haunts him still and keeps him on edge worrying about what's next for his neighborhood.

Neighbors say they stepped outside of the home to find the girl lying between the street and the sidewalk.

"I was in the garage, I heard a couple of shots then I heard some people screaming," the neighbor said. "I didn't hear an argument before, seemed like an ambush to me."

Regardless of the motive, the neighbor says this shooting should be a call to action for police to step up and patrol the area more.

"We need more police presence, the gang activity is off the chain. It's ridiculous now."


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