Investigators with the Memphis Police Department (MPD) released new details about the shooting that sent a 5-year-old boy to the hospital.
A child was shot Friday morning, July 22, and rushed to the hospital from a McDonald’s on Poplar Avenue in Binghampton near the Benjamin Hooks Central Library. However, police said the shooting did not happen there.
Investigators with the Gun Crimes Unit determined the shooting happened about two miles away in the area of Reese Road and Southern Avenue at approximately 10:35 a.m.
Police said that’s the area where the same gunman also shot a man around the same time that the child was shot. This man told police that he was driving down Reese near Southern Avenue when the gunman drove by in a blue Chevrolet Malibu and shot at him.
That Malibu has a white front bumper and a dark front driver-side quarter panel, police said. Video from that day shows the unique car driving down Southern Avenue.
Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed the event or may have a video involving the vehicles to please get in touch with the Gun Crimes Unit at 901-569-7258.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.
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