A Better Mid-South: Crystal Palace - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

A Better Mid-South: Crystal Palace

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Editorial by WMC Action News 5 General Manager Tracey Rogers:

I was startled to hear a 29-year-old woman had been arrested and charged with shooting two teenagers in the parking lot of the Crystal Palace Skating Center over the weekend.

Police told WMC Action News 5 April Rawls fired shots into the crowd after learning one of her daughters got into a fight.

A 17-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were hit and taken to the hospital.

First off, we've got big problems if parents are using guns to solve a problem and teenagers are the target.

Secondly, how many children have to get hurt before the business owners are forced to take action?

I know we need places our kids can go and have a good time, but they have to be safe places.

The parking lot at Crystal Palace is not a safe place.

A teenager shouldn't have to duck bullets when they want to go skating.

Let me know your thoughts on this latest incident of violence at the Crystal Palace Skating Center. Email me at abettermidsouth@wmctv.com or like my Facebook page and leave me a message there. 

Getting the violence at Crystal Palace under control will make this a Better and Safer Mid-South.

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