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Two Dead, Six Injured in Memphis Block Party Shooting – Police

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According to police, there were a total of eight victims, two of whom died on the spot

At least two people were killed and six others were injured in a shooting at a block party in Memphis, Tennessee, on Saturday, April 20, according to police.

“During the follow-up investigation, we learned that there were a total of eight victims, two of whom died at the scene,” Memphis Police said in an updated statement on X.

Police had previously said 16 people had been shot.

One of the injured remains in critical condition, while one has been released, police said.

“This was a neighborhood party that took place without a permit,” police said. The block party had about 200 to 300 people in attendance.

At least two suspects are being sought, CBS News reported, citing interim Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis.

“We believe there are at least two individuals who fired weapons during this incident,” Davis told CBS News.

Memphis police could not immediately be reached for additional comment. – Rappler.com