MPD: 17-year-old transported to ROH after college parking lot shooting never struck, was car break-in suspect

Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 2:18 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2023 at 10:42 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Police say that a 17-year-old, who was originally reported to be shot outside the Visible Music College in Downtown Memphis Wednesday afternoon, was not actually shot, and was in fact a vehicle break-in suspect.

Police originally reported that the victim was rushed to Regional One Hospital in critical condition after being shot, but now say that the teen was never struck, and was also observed breaking into a vehicle in the college parking lot before the incident.

Police say the vehicle’s owner, along with another man, encountered the teen during the act. During the confrontation, a shot was fired, but police now say no one was struck.

After the juvenile was transported to ROH, it was determined that he only had a minor laceration.

Investigators are working to determine who fired the shot.

The scene on Madison Avenue, in the Visible Music College parking lot.
The scene on Madison Avenue, in the Visible Music College parking lot.(Action News 5)

School officials shared the following statement:

This is an ongoing investigation.

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