MPD: Teen shot after carjacking someone

MPD: Teen shot after carjacking someone

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis Police Department found a teen that was shot at a North Memphis apartment complex Monday morning.

Police found the victim at South Cabana Circle just after midnight. He told them he had been shot at the corner of Chelsea Avenue and Peres Avenue.

When police arrived, they talked to workers who said there had been no shooting there all night.

Officers then found a witness who said the shooting happened at Springdale Street and Brown Avenue. Officers went there and still could not find a scene.

Another witness said he and the victim were walking down Springdale when a black vehicle passed them, made a U-turn, and fired about eight shots.

A 19-year-old was shot in the thigh and taken to the hospital in non-critical condition, where he was later downgraded to critical.

While rushing the victim to the hospital, officers were flagged down on Cabana in regards to a suspicious vehicle. There, they found a Nissan Sentra with its hazard lights flashing, several bullet holes, and blood inside.

Police said the Sentra was taken in a carjacking on Jackson Avenue. Police said the witness and shooting victim were responsible for the carjacking. The two were somewhere in Frayser when they were shot by four men in a black car.

The witness to the shooting was then taken into custody for the carjacking.

The four shooting suspects are on the run.

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