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Memphis block party shooting leaves 2 dead and 6 injured

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Two dead and six injured in Memphis block party shooting

A block party in Memphis turned into a tragic and chaotic scene on Saturday night when a shooting erupted, leaving two people dead and at least six others injured. The shooting occurred in the Orange Mound neighborhood, where residents had gathered to enjoy a night of music, food, and community spirit.

According to witnesses, the gunfire started suddenly and sent people running for cover. Police arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting began and found multiple victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Two individuals were pronounced dead at the scene, while six others were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

The identities of the victims have not been released, and it is not yet clear what led to the shooting. Police are still investigating the incident and have not made any arrests in connection with the shooting.

The violence at the block party has left the community in shock and mourning. Many residents are struggling to come to terms with the senseless loss of life and the injuries suffered by their friends and neighbors.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland expressed his condolences to the victims and their families, saying in a statement, “This is a heartbreaking and senseless tragedy that has rocked our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones, and we will work tirelessly to bring those responsible to justice.”

The shooting at the block party is just the latest in a string of violent incidents in Memphis in recent weeks. The city has seen a spike in gun violence, with an increase in homicides and shootings reported in various neighborhoods.

Community leaders are calling for an end to the violence and are urging residents to come together to support one another in the wake of the tragedy. Organizations and activists are working to promote peace and unity in the community, in hopes of preventing further bloodshed.

As the investigation into the block party shooting continues, residents are left shaken and grieving for those who lost their lives or were injured in the senseless act of violence. The community must come together to support one another and work towards a safer and more peaceful future for all.
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