• 12-year-old hospitalized after being shot in North Memphis

    By: Jeremy Pierre


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A 12-year-old boy is home recovering after being shot Wednesday in Smokey City.

    Nazim Houston, a single father of three, was emotional the evening after his son was shot.


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    "It's two type of people in this world; creators and destroyers,” Houston said.

    Houston’s son, Nazim Houston, Jr. was shot while walking home from a neighborhood store Wednesday night.

    A witness told police they saw three teens running away from the area after the shots were fired.

    Houston said after being shot, his son was taken to a nearby home on Dunlap.         

    "My son can't even walk to the store to get him some snacks,” Houston said.

    The boy was sent to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in non-critical condition.

    The father said doctors at Le Bonheur decided it would be too risky to remove the bullet from the boys thigh.

    "They weren’t bothering nobody. I work everyday,” Houston said.

    Police told FOX13 they located seven shell casings from the scene.

    They said one bullet managed to hit the rear of a car parked on the street.

    Police have not released any suspect information.

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