Woman shot during argument with boyfriend's ex over parking spot

Police outside the hospital where the victim was taken (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Police outside the hospital where the victim was taken (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A mother faces charges after allegedly opening fire while fighting over a driveway parking space.

The incident happened on North Avalon Street, near the intersection of Vollintine Avenue, around 10 a.m. Monday.

The suspect's mother said 27-year-old Lakenya Boyland shot the girlfriend of her son's father. She said Boyland went to pick up her son and got into an argument with the girlfriend over a parking spot in the driveway.

The victim was taken to the hospital by private vehicle, and her condition is unknown.

Boyland later turned herself in with her son still in the car. She has been charged with attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

"It sounded like a loud shot and I heard the girl next door hollering," said a neighbor who didn't want to be identified.

The neighbor said she heard the shot and her friend saw her wounded neighbor struggling to get help.

"He saw her grabbing her side and he asked her if she gone make it and she said 'No, I don't think I'm going to make it,'" the neighbor said.

The neighbor said she saw the father put the girlfriend in a car and rush away.

Residents said it's a scary situation in a neighborhood full of children.

"Could've shot in the house, hit the baby," the neighbor said.

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