Mass Shooting at Block Party, At Least Two Dead

A tragic incident unfolded in Memphis, Tennessee, on Saturday when a block party was disrupted by gunfire, resulting in the death of two individuals and injuries to six others, as confirmed by local law enforcement. The Memphis Police Department, in a recent update, revealed that the total number of victims was eight, two of whom were pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident occurred at an unpermitted block party that had drawn a crowd of between 200 and 300 people. Earlier reports from the Memphis Police had suggested that as many as 16 people might have been shot. However, the updated statement clarified the number of victims.

Interim Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis addressed the media following the incident. According to Davis, the police are currently seeking at least two suspects believed to be involved in the shooting. “We believe there are at least two individuals that fired weapons during this incident,” Davis stated.

Of the six injured, one individual remains in critical condition, while another has been discharged from the hospital, as per the police. The condition of the remaining four victims is yet to be disclosed. The Memphis Police Department could not be immediately reached for further comments.

The incident has sent shockwaves through the community, highlighting the ongoing issue of gun violence in the United States. The Memphis Police Department is urging anyone with information about the incident or the suspects to come forward.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and further updates are expected as more information becomes available. The identities of the victims have not been released at this time, and it is unclear whether any arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.