Two Memphis police cars in accident while responding to shooting

(WMC-TV) – Two Memphis police cars were involved in an accident Tuesday morning while responding to a shooting call.

An MPD spokesperson said three officers suffered non-critical injuries when the two squad cars crashed with a civilian vehicle on the way to a crime scene.

Police were responding to the 1500 block of Pope Street around 9:00 am, after reports a man there was shot in the neck.

The three officers were not injured seriously, and were taken to area hospitals, along with two women and two children who were in the third car. They also were not injured seriously.

Meanwhile, police have a suspect in the Pope Street shooting in custody. The shooting victim was taken to The MED in critical condition.

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