Police find shooting victim at Memphis middle school

Police find shooting victim at Memphis middle school

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Police found a shooting victim Tuesday afternoon at a Memphis middle school.

Officers responded to 4060 Westmont -- Chickasaw Middle School -- after reports of shots being fired in the neighborhood. Police say they found a young adult male victim unresponsive behind the school.

Paramedics airlifted the victim to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

Officers have one person in custody.

Police say neither the victim nor the suspect were students at the school and there does not appear to be any connection to the school. Classes were already dismissed at the time of the incident.

Shelby County Schools released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying, “We are aware that MPD is investigating an incident in that neighborhood involving an adult who was shot, but at this time there is no indication that incident occurred on the school campus.”

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