Teen girl dies, 16-year-old boy injured after double shooting in southwest Memphis, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 17-year-old girl is dead and a 16-year-old boy is in the hospital after gunfire rang out in a residential area of Memphis Wednesday afternoon, according to the Memphis Police Department.

PHOTOS: Teen girl dead, teen boy seriously injured after Memphis shooting, police say

Family members tell FOX13 the 17-year old just celebrated a birthday within the past week.

Police said the shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. near a home on Horn Lake Rd.

When police made the scene, they said they found the young girl already dead of a gunshot wound.

A 16-year-old boy was also shot and was taken to Methodist South in critical condition by a private vehicle, police said.

MPD believes the person who pulled the trigger is in a dark-colored Dodge Challenger.

If you have any information about that person or about this deadly double shooting, MPD is asking you to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.