15-year-old caught in the crossfire during drive-by

(Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 15-year-old girl was shot when she was caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting.

The shooting happened Thursday night around 11 on Mason Road near West Shelby Drive.

Makiyah Griffin, 15, is still nursing a bullet wound in her leg. She said she was home getting ready for bed when she heard gunshots.

Once she heard the shots, her biggest concern was her grandmother's safety. She ran to the living room, yelling for her grandmother to get down.

"I was coming toward the living room to make sure my grandma was OK," Griffin recalled. "Then when I got to the hall, that's where I was shot and I ended up going down in the kitchen."

Griffin said this isn't the first time she and her grandmother had to dodge bullets in their home.

"The last time our house got shot up, a bullet almost came toward the back of her head, but it ended up hitting the lamp beside her," Griffin said.

A second home was also shot up during the drive-by. Nobody was inside that home during the shooting.

Police said a grey sedan drove up and shot into the homes. The shooter(s) is still on the run. If you know anything about this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Meanwhile, Griffin, who plays basketball at Mitchell High School, is happy things weren't worse. She's keeping a positive attitude and vowing to get back on the court soon.

"Too many people dying over stuff that has nothing to do with them. Just like our house getting shot up over something that has nothing to do with us." Griffin said.

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