Teens recovering after shooting near U of M

Two teens are recovering after being shot near the University of Memphis campus Tuesday night.
Two teens are recovering after being shot near the University of Memphis campus Tuesday night.

(WMC-TV) - Two teens are recovering after a double shooting Tuesday night. And today, police say there are still more questions than answers in the investigation.

The victims are 16 and 18-years-old and are still at the Med. The 18-year-old remains in critical condition. The 16-year-old has been upgraded.

While the shooting victims are recovering, police are trying to sort through the not-so-clear story behind their shooting.

"We got a lot of concerns from family and friends," said Zach Gilliam, who lives near the shooting scene at Minor and Spottswood.

Hunter Reid, who also lives in the neighborhood, said he didn't hear or see anything unusual the night of the shooting.

St. Anne Catholic School is at the same intersection and the University of Memphis is just a few blocks away. Police do not believe the teens are students at either school and don't believe they live in the area either. Instead, police believe they were among a group riding in a car and passing through the neighborhood.

Investigators say they've received sketchy information and are currently in the process of taking statements from everyone they believe to be responsible.

Neighbors say Tuesday's shooting wasn't the first time they've heard gunshots either.

"Actually, lately, I mean, we've heard multiple gunshots around the area," said Gilliam. "It doesn't make you feel too safe."

The case has featured a strange sequence of events. Police say no one has been arrested or charged, but do not believe that there is a shooter on the loose.

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