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Published on May 19, 2024
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A fatal shooting in North Memphis claimed one life and left two others injured on Saturday night, according to local authorities. Memphis Police answered a call at 8:38 p.m. on the 800 Block of Hawthorne Street, where they found three individuals with gunshot wounds, as reported by FOX13 Memphis.

The incident near Jackson Avenue resulted in one victim being pronounced dead at the scene while two survivors were swiftly taken to local hospitals for treatment according to Action News 5, witnesses described the area which was cordoned off by the law enforcement as chaotic, with worried relatives and residents trying to make sense of the violence that shattered their evening.

In a statement obtained by WREG, the Memphis Police disclosed that the victims and the suspects were known to one another, however, specific details regarding the nature of their relationship or the motive behind the shooting were not immediately available.

While the investigation is ongoing, no suspect information has been released at this time, and the condition of the injured parties remains a concern — one is said to be in critical condition, although further updates are yet to be made public, the community remains in a palpable state of stress, waiting for answers and hoping for an end to the senseless violence that continues to beset their streets.