12-year-old boy in critical condition after being shot - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

12-year-old boy in critical condition after being shot

By Lori Brown - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A 12-year-old boy was in critical condition at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center Sunday night after being shot.

Travis Borner was shot at 10:20 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive and Pope.  The Juneteenth Festival at Douglass Park wrapped up only hours before the shooting three blocks away.

Tameera Thompson, 13, said she no longer feels safe.

"I thought he was going to die," Thompson said.  "Police need to do something about it."

Thompson was standing near Travis when the gunfire erupted.

"He was walking that way with his cousin and he got shot in the leg," Thompson said.

Rodney Dunn said police were in the area trying to disperse the crowds after the Juneteenth Festival.

"Just heard a lot of shots," Dunn said.  "I see a whole crowd run up that way saying, 'Travis, he's shot, he's shot.'  Not little Trav, he's too young."

Borner's grandmother said the Douglass Middle School football and basketball player was shot in the leg.

"They was trying to get his muscles back working," she said.  "It's working now, so he's doing fine."

She asked not to be identified out of concern for her safety.

"They said they was just shooting everywhere," she said.

Borner's grandmother said she was thankful her grandson is still alive.

"We need to get back to like we was," she said.  "We could sleep with our doors open, we can't even do that no more.  We can't even sit on our own porch and enjoy ourselves."

Police said a 31-year-old man was in custody in connection to the shooting.  He has not yet been charged.

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