One person dead, one critically injured during domestic dispute - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Janice Broach

One person dead, one critically injured during domestic dispute

A woman was taken to The Med Thursday night after her live-in boyfriend hit her and then shot and killed himself, according to police.

It happened as six children and adults ate a Thanksgiving meal. Memphis Police said a man shot a woman and then turned the gun on himself during a domestic dispute late Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened in the 1900 block of East McLemore in Memphis. Police say a man apparently struck his wife with a gun, causing a serious head injury.

He then turned the gun on himself, committing suicide. The wife was taken to a hospital in critical condition but she was later upgraded to noncritical.

According to neighbors, at least four children were in the house at the time of the shooting.

The children then went to a neighbor's house and asked to use the phone.  One of the children allegedly said, "My daddy killed my mommy."

It was not immediately clear what the couple was arguing about. Neighbors said the family only recently moved into the neighborhood.

The couple's children are staying with relatives.

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