Tragic events unfolded in Memphis, Tennessee, on Saturday as a shooting at an unpermitted block party resulted in at least two fatalities and left six others injured, according to the latest statement from the Memphis police department.

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Upon further investigation, authorities confirmed a total of eight victims, with two tragically succumbing to their injuries at the scene. Initial reports had indicated that 16 individuals were shot during the harrowing incident.

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Among the injured, one individual remains in critical condition, while another has been discharged from medical care, as confirmed by law enforcement.

Notably, the unauthorized block party, reportedly attended by a crowd of 200-300 people, was flagged as a concerning factor by the police. “This was a block party that was occurring without a permit,” highlighted the police in a statement addressing the illegality of the gathering.

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As the investigation unfolds, efforts are underway to apprehend at least two suspects allegedly involved in the shooting. Memphis Police interim chief Cerelyn Davis, cited by CBS News, indicated that authorities are actively seeking the individuals believed to have discharged firearms during the distressing episode.

The aftermath of this tragic incident has left the community reeling, prompting concerns about public safety and the need for heightened vigilance to prevent such senseless acts of violence in the future.

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This disheartening turn of events serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing challenges faced in maintaining public safety and underscores the critical importance of addressing underlying issues to protect the well-being of communities.

As the broader community mourns the losses and supports those affected by the repercussions of the shooting, authorities continue their pursuit of justice in the quest to locate and hold accountable those responsible for perpetrating this grievous violence.

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