2 dead, 14 hospitalized after Block Party turns deadly

MEMPHIS: Two people were killed while 14 others were hospitalized after a block party turned deadly at a park in Memphis, Tennessee, police said, according to a CNN report.

Three of those injured in Saturday’s incident were immediately taken to hospitals in serious condition, and 11 others arrived at hospitals in private vehicles, according to Memphis police. Play full screen mute

According to CNN, police said the shooting happened at a party where about 300 people had gathered.

During a press conference, police announced that “a total of 16 victims were shot during the event.” Officers arrived at the scene at 7:19 PM (local time) and found five victims with gunshot wounds.

Three of them were taken to local hospitals and two men were pronounced dead at the scene, according to CNN. According to the police, no more suspects had been arrested on Saturday evening. Police believe at least two people opened fire during the event, Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis said. It is unclear what led to the violence. Following this, Davis said Saturday evening, “We are working tirelessly tonight to identify the individuals involved in this shooting.”

The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing. Davis said the department has received video from the scene and is looking for those responsible. Davis also asked anyone with footage of the incident or information to contact police.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, the deadly incident expands the list of more than 115 mass shootings reported in the United States so far this year. The Archive, like CNN, defines a mass shooting as a shooting in which at least four people are shot, not including the shooter.

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