Juvenile injured in overnight shooting in Frayser


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A juvenile was rushed to the hospital overnight after a shooting in Frayser.

Authorities told WREG the victim was standing outside a home in the 4100 block of Coventry when the suspect began firing shots at him and another man. The juvenile was struck and transported to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital in non-critical condition.

The suspect was described as a Black male wearing a grey and black hoodie. No other information was released.

We visited the home to ask if anyone could share what happened, but the family was too upset to talk with us on-camera.

Neighbors were relieved to hear the victim was going to be okay, but expressed frustration with so much gun violence on their street.

“Gunfire was hitting the walls, hitting the bricks, hitting the house,” a witness told WREG.

Exactly two weeks ago, a woman was shot just a short drive away on Coventry Drive. She was shot seven times, leaving her paralyzed. Memphis Crime Tracker data shows across the last month, there have been 16 reported incidents within a half mile of this location, including numerous aggravated assaults.

If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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