Teen shot to death while on his way to visit family in Shelby County, police say

SHELBY CO., Tenn. — Shelby County Deputies are on the investigating a shooting in the 5300 block of Crystal Oak Drive.

One person was transported to Regional One in extremely critical condition.

The 17-year-old victim was later pronounced dead.

Police are looking at surveillance footage to find out more information about who was responsible for the deadly shooting.

Shelby County detectives said someone shot the teen as he went to visit his family.

It is unclear if one of more people were involved in the incident at this point.

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Shattered glass and evidence markers cover the ground outside the home where the shooting happened.

FOX13 spoke with a neighbor who said this violence makes her worries about the safety of her own kids.

“Instead of learning how to handle conflict, they run to a gun and there’s never coming back to that. There is never a resolution,” said the neighbor, who did not want to be identified. “My kids can’t even leave this street out of eyesight, it’s just too far.”

Deputies are working to identify and locate the person or people responsible for the incident.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.