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15-year-old accused of multiple Midtown shootings arrested

Memphis police said the teen shot one woman in Midtown last week, and was responsible for two other shootings.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 15-year-old boy is in jail Monday after Memphis Police said he was responsible for multiple Midtown Memphis shootings late September.

The teen is charged with four counts of first-degree attempted murder, four counts of aggravated assault and eight counts of employing a firearm while committing a dangerous felony after three shootings in Midtown left at least one woman seriously injured.

The woman was taken to the hospital after she was shot in Midtown Thursday afternoon, September 22, according to the Memphis Police Department.

Memphis police said the shooting happened in the 30 block of N. Belvedere Boulevard just after 5 p.m. The woman’s child opened the door, and an armed man pulled a gun and shot her several times. The woman was taken to Regional One in critical condition. She was listed as non-critical Friday morning.

The teen is also responsible for two more Midtown shootings, one in the 10 block of N. Belvedere Boulevard and another in the 200 block of Angelus Street.

The shooting on the 10 block N. Belvedere happened September 21, according to the Memphis Police Department. MPD responded to a call where a man had been shot in his arm. According to MPD, the victim and his brother were sitting inside their car when they saw someone wearing all black and a ski mask walking down the street. The victim got out of his car and began to walk toward his house when the teen starting calling him an unknown name. 

As the teen approached the victims, he let out about 8-9 shots. One of the victims was hit in the arm while the suspect fled the scene. The victim was taken to Regional One in noncritical condition. 

The other shooting, near Angelus Street, happened September 22, about 30 minutes before the 30 block of N. Belvedere Boulevard shooting. According to MPD, a victim was taking a picture of two men coming out of the bushes after he recognized their car, which he said had been involved in suspicious activity. When one of the men realized what he was doing, he fire about 4-5 shots at the victim and ran off. 

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