Police release new evidence in 10-year-old's shooting death

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A 10-year-old died and a 12-year-old was injured after the car they were riding in was shot up on Monday.

The incident happened around 4:38 p.m. at Airways and Ketchum.

After the shooting, police said a car riddled with bullets arrived at a local police station on Truitt Street searching for help. Five people were in the vehicle, including three children and two adults.

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Memphis Police Department told us 2 young boys, ages 10 and 12, were initially transported from the police station to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in critical condition. Police said a 34-year-old woman was also injured in the shooting.


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"You know it breaks your heart. The child has done nothing to no one," MPD spokesman Louis Brownlee said. "We want to live in a society where children grow up, play, and go to school -- and not have to fear being shot." 

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The 10-year-old boy identified as Richard Jordan III was later pronounced dead, and the 12-year-old boy was upgraded to stable condition.

Police said three suspect vehicles fled the area eastbound on Ketchum.

The cars are described as a gold Chevrolet Malibu, a black Chrysler 300, and a grey Sedan.

MPD asks if you see a vehicle that's abandoned, parked or riding through your neighborhood with bullet hole damage, please call 901-528-COPS.


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