Child fatally shot late Thursday night - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Child fatally shot late Thursday night

Memphis police are looking for the person responsible fatally shooting one child, and injuring another.

Police said 11-year-old Martez Henderson, his aunt, and his 4-year-old relative had just gotten out of their car on Leafy Hollow after 11:00 Thursday night, and were walking to the nearby Ridgecrest Apartments when shots rang out.  The aunt was trying to get the children into the apartment when she saw Henderson laying motionless in the grass.

Henderson was rushed to The Med where he was pronounced dead.  The 4-year-old was also shot, though officials said the wounds were non-critical.

Witnesses at the scene could not identify where the shots came from.  Investigators are asking anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 528-CASH.

Henderson's death was the 84th homicide of 2006 in Memphis.

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