MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The family of Richard Jordan III, the 10-year-old who was shot to death in a drive-by shooting Monday, is speaking out just days after the horrifying incident.
November 13th will never be the same for one family after 10-year-old Richard, his 12-year-old cousin Mario Calvin, and his 34-year-old aunt were all shot in an evening shooting on Airways and Ketchum. Sadly, Richard did not make it to see the next day.
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Also in the car was Richard's mother and Mario's 7-year-old sister. Both were left unharmed.
Richard's aunt who is also Mario's mother spoke exclusively with FOX13 about what happened.
She said she was driving her Porsche Cayenne when bullets started to fly in their direction. The woman told us she was shot in the back shoulder while her 12-year-old son was shot twice in the leg trying to protect his younger sister. Richard was caught in the crossfire as all three children were in the backseat of the car at the time.
The mother said 17 bullet holes were found in her black Porsche.
Both Richard and Mario were rushed to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in critical condition. Mario was later upgraded to stable condition and discharged, but Richard unfortunately died from his injuries.
A vigil was held for Richard Tuesday evening as family members continue to search for answers.
Investigators are searching for three cars in connection to the shooting.
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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