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Two dead and fourteen others hospitalized in Memphis Block Party shooting in Orange Mound Park

Two people are dead and 14 others have been hospitalized after a block party turned deadly in a Memphis park on Saturday, Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis said at a news conference.

At the scene, officers found five gunshot victims, Davis said. Three were transported to area hospitals in critical condition and two men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Chief Davis said officers were later notified that 11 other gunshot victims had arrived in a private vehicle to area hospitals.

Authorities believe about 200 to 300 people were attending a block party in Orange Mound Park on Saturday when the shooting occurred. Davis said preliminary information indicates the block party was not authorized.

Police currently have no suspects in custody, but suspect that at least two people fired weapons in this shooting incident.

This is a development story. Check back later for updates.

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