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13-year-old boy shot dead at Memphis school;  one in custody

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – A boy was seriously injured in a shooting Thursday morning at a Memphis K-8 school.

The suspected gunman, who police said was a student, surrendered.

Police responded at 9:15 a.m. at Cummings Elementary School on Cummings Street near Walker Avenue in the Soulsville neighborhood of South Memphis.

MPD said a 13-year-old boy was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in critical but stable condition.

Police say the suspected shooter is a suspected young man, who is also a student at the school. This minor fled in a vehicle, but was taken into custody after a search.

Officers cleaned the building and the school was temporarily closed as students were moved to another location, Shelby County Schools said.

The school district issued this statement:

“We are aware of the incident at Cummings K-8 and will share preliminary information as soon as possible. The school is currently closed for safety. Parents have been notified of the situation. We are working with SCS Security and the Memphis Police Department to gather more information for further updates. “

This story will be updated.


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