• Memphis home shot up with 5 children inside

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    Five children were sitting inside a South Memphis home when it was shot up during an apparent drive-by.

    The incident happened Monday in the 1400 block of Aste Street.

    Police said a man dialed 911 after getting a call from his granddaughter about the shooting. When officers got to the home, they met the child’s mother.

    The woman told police she was at work when she got a call from her daughter. The child said she was in her bedroom and her four siblings were in the living room when several shots were fired into the house.

    The mother’s live-in boyfriend was also in the house at the time of the shooting, but he left before officers arrived, according to a police report.


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    Another one of the children told police he saw a white pickup truck in front of the house just before the shooting. He looked back out the window after the shooting and saw the car driving off, but he could not say for sure if the shots were fired from the vehicle, police said.

    The children’s mother said she thought the shooting could have stemmed from a fight between one of her sons and a group of individuals from a Hamilton High School, but the son told police he did not think it was related.

    None of the children were injured in the shooting.

    Police did find several bullet holes in the front of the house, as well as inside the residence. Five 9mm shell casings were found in the street.

    No arrests have been made in the case.

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