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17-year-old shot and killed in Southeast Memphis

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in southeast Memphis Sunday afternoon, according to Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

The shooting happened on Parkmont Drive near the intersection of Phipps Drive.

"I'm kind of upset that it did happen in this neighborhood and particularly to another kid," neighbor Ronnie Deberry said. "It's sad it's happening every day. I don't know what the answer is but something needs to be done about it." 

According to SCSO the 17-year-old was part of a group of kids in the front yard of a home along Parkmont Drive. Then around 3:30 Sunday afternoon, somebody shot and killed him.

Relatives said the victim had dreams of playing professional football.

"Sad. I don't think it's safe anywhere the way things are nowadays," Deberry said.

SCSO said they are not sure how many suspects were involved. The incident will make Deberry watch his son just a little bit closer.

"It doesn't matter where he's at, I'm concerned for his safety," he said.

This is the fourth homicide in Shelby County this year.

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