Posted on May 23, 2017

3 People Shot at Vigil for Memphis Teen Who was Killed by Stray Bullet Last Year

Kelsey Ott, Luke Jones, and Kristen Holloway, WREG, May 22, 2017

Shots rang out while people were gathered at a vigil to remember a victim of gunfire.

The shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. at Mississippi Boulevard and St. Paul Avenue, where a vigil was being held for Myneisha Johnson, an 18-year-old who was killed by a stray bullet downtown. Friends were marking the one-year anniversary of her death.

Witnesses say as soon as they started lighting candles, two cars pulled up and started shooting. Witnesses told WREG they heard more than 100 gunshots.

Police said one of the victims is in critical condition and two others are noncritical.