MPD: 5 people shot, 1 struck by vehicle in North Memphis shooting

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

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis police said at least six people were injured in a shooting in North Memphis.

The shooting happened on Morehead Street near Chelsea Avenue in New Chicago around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

MPD said a woman was pronounced dead at Regional Medical Center, and a man was also taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

Police also said there were five people total who were shot, four adults and one 17-year-old. A 14-year-old was struck by a vehicle. The 17-year-old and 14-year old are in non-critical condition.

"I really don't know what to think. I heard multiple people got shot. I'm just out here to see if it is somebody I know or some kin to me," Eric Gross, a witness, said.

Gross feared his niece and nephew are two of the six victims, but police could not tell him on the scene.

A panicked Viola Hudson thought her son might be a victim.

"I got a phone call, and I thought it was my son. I really did because he was out here in the street with gang bangers," Hudson said.

Luckily for her, her son was not a victim; he was at work.

Minutes after the shooting, families rushed to Regional Medical Center and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, hoping and praying their friends and loved ones were OK. Police cars lined the streets and investigators and were on hand for crowd control.

"I'm shaken. I'm upset because I really don't know what's going on," a woman who asked not to be identified said. "We got a call, and they said my niece had been shot and her brother and her sister had been shot also."

"What hurts me the most is we're shooting each other and killing each other. The shooting has to stop; the killing got to stop," the woman added.

Memphis police had one person in the back of a patrol car at the scene of the incident. It unclear at this time if they are a suspect.

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