‘It’s disgusting’: 9-year-old girl shot, police sergeant sounds off on violent crime

Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 7:51 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2023 at 10:18 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Memphis Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a nine-year-old girl in critical condition Thursday night.

Around 7:08 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call on Chelsea Avenue at Fire Station 19.

When police arrived, they discovered that one young girl had been shot.

The girl was dropped off by her mother. She was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Police say the shooting originally took place on North Hollywood Street and say the girl was in the car with her mother when she was shot.

The suspects, presumed to be men, left the scene in a white Infiniti.

In an update, Sergeant Louis Brownlee with MPD expressed his concern and disdain. “It’s disgusting,” he shared with Action News 5.

There is no other information at this time.

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