At least two people were killed and six others were injured in a shooting at a block party in Memphis, police say


Memphis police are responding to reports of multiple people shot in Orange Mound on Saturday.


Two people were killed and at least six others were injured in a shooting in Memphis, Tennessee, late Saturday, police said.

Police believe at least two people opened fire at the party, where about 300 people were gathered, Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis said.

No suspects were in custody Saturday evening, police said, and it was unclear what led to the shooting.

Officers responded to the scene at 7:19 PM CT, where they found five victims suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Memphis Police. Three were taken to local hospitals and two male victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said several other gunshot victims arrived at hospitals in private vehicles. One of the six injured victims was in critical condition early Sunday, authorities said.

The department had initially reported a total of 16 gunshot victims, but later said follow-up investigation showed there were eight victims, including the two people who died. “We believe the error occurred and several victims were reported multiple times,” Memphis police said in a post on X.

The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing. Davis said the department has received video from the scene and is looking for those responsible.

“We are working tirelessly tonight to identify the individuals involved in this shooting,” Davis said Saturday evening.

Davis also asked anyone with footage of the incident or information to contact police.

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

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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