MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 16-year-old girl died in a shooting in Parkway Village Monday night, according to the Memphis Police Department.
The shooting was reported just after 8:30 p.m. on the 2700 block of Curtis Street, police said.
Police said that officers responded to the shooting and found a girl had been shot. She was transported to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
According to Memphis Police, the teenage girl was pronounced dead Tuesday morning.
One neighbor, who has lived in the Parkway Village where the shooting happened for more than 40 years, says violent crimes don’t usually occur where the shooting took place.
“Teenagers like to drag their cars around, but as far as shootings or violence, nothing at all,” Archie Foster said.
MPD said 30 children have died violently so far this year; 22 of those were murders, six were negligent homicides, and two were justifiable homicides.
K. Durrell Cowan is the president and founder of Heal 901. The non-profit focuses on violence prevention, especially among young people.
“This has become the new norm,” Cowan said. “We are literally watching the future generation of Memphis lose their lives violently.” “We have to change our language, our approach and shower them with love.”
A male was detained in this shooting, police said.
Police said that the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.
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