4-year-old girl grazed by bullet during overnight drive-by in Memphis

4-year-old girl grazed by bullet during overnight drive-by in Memphis
Police block off an active crime scene during an investigation. (Source: WMBF)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Officers are searching for information after an overnight shooting in Memphis.

Memphis police were called to a duplex in the 4600 block of Dunn Ave near Perkins and Quince in Colonial Acres. Crews arrived on the scene around 12:25 Wednesday morning.

A mother told investigators her 4-year-old daughter was shot. MFD made the scene and transported the child to Baptist Pediatric Hospital in non-critical condition.

The child was treated, released, and sent back home before officers cleared the scene. Police said the little girl was grazed by a bullet.

The mother told investigators she and her 4-year-old daughter were sleeping when she heard gunfire. She eventually realized the shots were coming into the house.

Police said she then realized her 4-year-old daughter had been hit by one of the bullets that entered the home. The mother looked outside but did not see anyone who was responsible for the shooting.

Several bullets holes were found in the walls of her home.

Investigators said there was also a small fire in the yard on the west side of the duplex when officers arrived.

MPD said 14 people were inside the duplex at the time of the shooting, but only the 4-year-old girl was injured.

Investigators revealed that four suspects fled the scene eastbound on Dunn Avenue. Police believe the suspect’s vehicle was a newer model gray or silver Toyota Corrolla with dark tinted windows and dark rims.

If you have any information on this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

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