Police looking for suspects in apparent drive-by shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Andrew Douglas

Police looking for suspects in apparent drive-by shooting

A drive drive-by shooting in southwest Memphis injured two teens and a 3-month old baby Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened outside a home on Fiber Road.

The victims, all younger than 18-years-old, went to a nearby fire station on Weaver Road for help.    

This 3-month-old is recovering at Le Bonheur. The bullet just grazed his ear, but it did tear part of the ear off.

The baby and two other teens are all recovering from a wild encounter involving guns, money and a frantic trip to the firehouse.  
 
Brian Jones and others here on Fiber Road said the news of what happened worries family and friends.

Investigators said a black Grand Prix or Grand Am pulled up at the house on Fiber twice Monday afternoon. Once the people in the car robbed a 15 and 17 year old. Minutes later, two people jumped out and open fire. Shooting both teens and grazing the ear of a three month baby boy.

"Well I can't say whether gang activity was associated with this or not," Lt. Don Ross of the Memphis Police Department said.
 
"They said they did not know any of the occupants inside the vehicle," Ross said. 
 
A relative drove the 17-year-old and his infant son to the fire house on Weaver where firefighter and paramedic Eric Gay administered first aid before the victims were rushed to the hospital.

"Coming from the back of the fire station up front all I'm hearing is screaming the baby screaming somebody got shot so once then your adrenaline kicks in," Gay said.
 
Meanwhile, detectives are working hard to find the shooter and calm the fears of a neighborhood
 
"I'm frustrated cause we don't know who doing what if they're going to come back and do something else again or whatever," family friend Brian Jones said. 
 
A neighborhood on the brink, in desperate need of  peace.  

All the victims are in non-critical condition tonight.

Anyone with information is asked to call crimestoppers at 901-545-4559.

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