Man arrested after he, 6-year-old girl were shot

Man arrested after he, 6-year-old girl were shot

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man and a 6-year-old girl were shot at a Memphis apartment complex Wednesday afternoon..

Memphis Police Department rushed to a U-Haul location near the intersection of Sharpe Avenue and Semmes Street, where the shooting was originally believed to occur. After investigating, police discovered the shooting actually took place at an apartment complex on Sharpe Avenue.

The child was shot in the foot. The man was grazed by a bullet.

The 6-year-old was transferred to LeBonheur from Delta Medical, where she is in non-critical condition.

Police later identified the man who was shot as Levarus Gardner. Gardner was taken into custody for outstanding warrants not related to the shooting.

Gardner told officers he was visiting a friend at the apartments when a silver or champagne-colored Chevy Impala pulled up. He said a man wearing a tank top and green hat pulled out a rifle and started shooting into a crowd.

"It was just one person shooting out the car," one neighbor said.

The quick-thinking neighbor took action when shots rang out.

"She needed some help, so I helped her," the neighbor said.

The good Samaritan didn't want to be identified, but she said when she spotted her neighbor carrying her small child and screaming for help, she took action.

"I just heard gunshots and a lady screaming and when she came out of the house she had her baby in her hand--baby was bleeding," the neighbor said.

She said she got in her car and helped drive the mother and child to the hospital.

"We were just trying to calm her and the baby down," she said.

A witness said she saw three men jump into a Mazda and drive away.

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