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17-year-old among those shot in Tom Lee Park

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A shooting at Tom Lee Park injured three people on Sunday night. One of the people injured was 17 years old.

According to Memphis Police Department, a 17-year-old, 20-year-old, and 24-year-old were shot in the park. The three victims were taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

Investigators are working to learn whether the victims know the person who fired the shots.

No arrests have been made.

"It's scary," Terry Stewart said. "It does concern me to hear about it here. It's a family park, and it makes you sad."

With Memphis In May set to take over Tom Lee Park in just weeks, police are reassuring everyone the park is safe.

"I'm going to use every single resource that I have to ensure public safety. If it means deploying more officers to that area, I'll do that. If it means spending more money, we'll do that," Memphis police director Toney Armstrong said.

Memphis police say surveillance cameras in the park are working, and they're adding more patrols to the area.

"It's sad, sad when people can't settle their arguments without shooting each other," Joann Gooch said.

Police say they're doing everything they can to make sure the park is safe.

"It makes you scared to get out and do things when you hear about these things happening," Stewart said.

The 17-year-old is the third person under the age of 18 to be shot in Memphis in just a matter of days. Two of those kids died.

Memphians are now pushing for the city to do more to reduce crime.

Kirsten Williams, 7, was killed in a drive-by shooting on Friday as she was playing in a neighbor's front yard. Earlier that morning, Cateria Stokes, 15, was shot in the head in her own bed. Stokes' death was also the result of a drive-by shooting.

The shooter responsible for the Tom Lee Park shooting is still at large. If you know anything that could help police identify and catch the shooter call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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[Update, Monday 2:09 p.m.]: Memphis Police Department initially reported one of the victims in Sunday's shooting at Tom Lee Park was 12 years old. They now say that victim is 17 years old.

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