Posted on April 23, 2024

At Least 2 Killed, 6 Others Injured in Shooting at Memphis Block Party, Police Say

Paradise Afshar, CNN, April 20, 2024

Two people were killed and at least six others were injured in a block party shooting in Memphis, Tennessee, late Saturday, police said.

Police believe at least two people opened fire at the party, where up to 300 people were gathered, Memphis Police Chief C.J. Davis said.


Officers responded at 7:19 p.m. CT to the scene, where they found five victims with gunshot wounds, according to the Memphis Police Department. Three were taken to local hospitals and two male victims were pronounced dead at the scene.


The department had initially reported a total of 16 gunshot victims but later said a follow-up investigation revealed there were eight victims, including the two people who died. {snip}