MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two teenagers are in the hospital following a shooting near Dogwood Trace Apartments. The shooting happened in the 3300 block of Winchester Road just after 3 a.m.
Memphis Police Department said a 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old boy were shot. The 16-year-old told police that they were shot at McDonalds in the 3300 block of Winchester Road. He told police he and the 19-year-old saw a few people standing outside their car as they were pulling into the restaurant.
According to the 16-year-old, the people standing outside the car were staring at the teenagers. The 16-year-old said the people started shooting at them and that is when they sped away. He told police the shooters chased them in a silver sedan.
The car carrying the two shooting victims wrecked on the curb in front in the 4000 block of Winchester. The shooters pulled up beside the car and shot at the victims again. According to the 16-year-old, both teenagers were hit by bullets.
The victims ran to the Dogwood Trace Apartments after they were shot.
Some residents said things are getting dangerous and everyone needs to be cautious.
"I don't think teens should be out. They should be in. The way things are going these days, it's not safe to be on the street anymore," said resident Tawanda Mason.
The shooters drove away, going westbound on Winchester Road.
"Where is your child at 3 in the morning? My kids, they are in bed. You need sleep. You don't need no McDonalds," said resident Eric Randolph.
Police said after searching the scene they found 18 shell casings from different guns at the Valero gas station next door to the McDonalds.
"I blame the parents. I believe if we had more people telling them about God, the tragedies would stop," Mason said.
Residents said it is sad they no longer feel safe anymore.
"You can't do nothing in the city of Memphis without being feared. If these kids' parents would have been raised right, they would raise their kids right. It's not the kids' fault. It's the parents' fault," Randolph said.
According to Memphis Fire Department, both victims were taken to the hospital. Both victims are listed in critical condition.