3 juveniles shot across Memphis overnight, officials say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three juveniles were shot overnight in Memphis in separate shootings.

The shootings happened just miles apart, and two of them happened within minutes of each other.

One took place in the 1800 block of Ezell Street in East Memphis around 2:30 a.m.

Memphis police say several people inside a home said they were asleep when they heard gunshots. A 15-year-old boy told police he was asleep in bed when he was hit by a stray bullet. MPD said he was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

Police searched the area for witnesses and cameras. None were located in the area. Officers did find several shell casings outside and fragments inside the home, police said.

Police said two juveniles were shot around 10:50 p.m. on Greenlaw Alley.

A 14-year-old was taken to the hospital in critical condition, and a 16-year-old was taken in non-critical condition.

Police said the suspects were possibly in a red Nissan with black rims.

Henry Scruggs lives down the street from where police found two teens shot in the 200 block of Greenlaw late Thursday night. It’s one of three shootings overnight.

d“They aren’t getting a chance to live. It’s just a disgrace. Just not giving them no kind of chance,” Scruggs said. “They aren’t getting a chance to live. It’s just a disgrace. Just not giving them no kind of chance.”

Around 11 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the 1400 block of S. Third Street.

Two men were shot and taken to Regional One in a private vehicle. One victim was in non-critical condition and the other is in critical condition, police said.

The shooting happened near Olive and Michigan.

Police said a woman was also taken to the hospital in non-critical condition due to an injury caused by shattered glass.

No arrests have been made, police said.

It is unknown if the victims knew the suspects responsible.