15-year-old injured, another killed in Hickory Hill shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

15-year-old injured, another killed in Hickory Hill shooting

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A 15-year-old was shot and airlifted to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, according to Memphis police.

At first, police did not know where the shooting took place, but later said it is related to the shooting on Foxdale

Retha Robinson said when she and her family heard gunshots, they looked out and saw someone lying the street. She called 911.

“Talking to the police, they asked me would I take his pulse and I reached down to take his pulse and he was gone already,” Robinson said.

Officers said he was one of three hit by gunfire Wednesday night.

Robinson said she saw one other leave for help after the shooting.

“One boy hopped from the bushes to the car that was waiting for him,” Robinson said.

Police said one person was rushed to Regional One in critical condition.

With this violence breaking apart her once quiet neighborhood, Robinson said she doesn't know what to expect next.

“We're trying not to let it affect how we live but we are...but you can't help it you can't help how it affects you,” Robinson said.

Residents in this neighborhood said they did not recognize the people who were shot and think they came from outside the community.

Police have not officially released the name of the man who was killed, although family members on the scene identified him Wednesday night.  

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