Police search for suspect in Cordova shooting death

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting death of a teenager in a Cordova neighborhood Thursday.

Memphis Police confirmed the 15-year-old died after getting shot in the back outside a house on Breezy Ridge Trail in Cordova.

Police found the young man lying in the street after receiving numerous calls about shots being fired.

Police said the teen was hit at least once in the back and was rushed to St. Francis Bartlett Hospital, where he later died.

Police said they did not know much about a possible suspect.

"Should be a teen in a dark hoodie," said Lt. Col. J.M. Willis with the Memphis Police.  "Was seen running from the area, that's the only thing we have."

Homicide detectives questioned neighbors Thursday night, most of whom said they were surprised by the crime.

Police have not identified the victim or said which school he may have attended.

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