Eight people shot at block party

MEMPHIS, TN – A festive block party in Memphis, Tennessee, was marred by violence on Saturday night when a mass shooting claimed two lives and left six others wounded, according to local police.

Memphis Police were called to the Orange Mound neighborhood, specifically the 2400 block of Carnes Avenue, at 7:19 p.m. following reports of gunfire. On arrival, they encountered a grim scene: five individuals, two of whom were pronounced dead, had been shot. The remaining three victims were immediately transported to the hospital in critical condition.

At a subsequent press conference, Interim Police Chief CJ Davis confirmed that a manhunt was underway for at least two suspects believed to have unleashed the deadly gunfire at the block party.

The area around Carnes Avenue and Grand Street was transformed into a sprawling crime scene as officers conducted their investigation. The Memphis Fire Department was also on hand, dispatching multiple ambulances to the scene.

Police noted that the block party, which drew between 200 and 300 attendees, had been organized without a permit. The investigation into the horrifying incident continues.