14-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Shooting Friend at Elementary School

14-Year-Old Boy Arrested for Shooting Friend at Elementary School

The teenage victim is in critical condition at the MED this Labor Day. The shooter is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon.
MEMPHIS, TN -- A 14 year old boy is locked up, charged with shooting his friend, another 14 year old boy.

The teenage victim is in critical condition at the MED this Labor Day. The shooter is charged with aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon.

The 14 year old victim was injured Sunday in a shooting near an elementary school in Southeast Memphis. The crime is another reckless shooting in a neighborhood that sees too many.

The shooting happened in McFarland Park right behind Evans Elementary School. We talked with several people who live in the neighborhood. They all said the same thing: they're used to hearing about stuff like this.

One neighbor told us gunshots ring out all the time. He even said 'around here, they don't buy fireworks, they buy ammunition.'

"Everyone is just packing these days. I don't know why," said 15 year old Kinikia Taylor.

Several neighborhood kids have heard about what happened. It's common talk.

"I was up there at the community center with my friends. They was telling me about it," said Daijah Covington, who's also 15.

The school is in Parkway Village on Cottonwood near South Perkins and American Way.

Investigators haven't said what led to the shooting.

The 14 year old suspect ran away after firing the gun. Investigators are still looking into whether or not it was intentional.

"It's so sad," Taylor said.
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