2 Killed and 6 Injured in Shooting at Memphis Park Party, Police Say

2 Killed and 6 Injured in Shooting at Memphis Park Party, Police Say
Police tape on a blocked off road. (Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images)

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Eight people were shot, including two men who were killed, at an unauthorized public party over the weekend in a Memphis city park, police said.

Officers responded early Saturday evening to a reported shooting in Orange Mound Park, Memphis Police Department Chief Cerelyn Davis said during a news conference at the location. Two men were pronounced dead at the scene, Ms. Davis said.

The six surviving victims were transported to area hospitals, police said, where one had been in critical condition and one was released. By Sunday morning, the victims had been upgraded to stable condition, police said on the social platform X.

The shooting occurred at a block party, which Ms. Davis said included an estimated 200 to 300 attendees but did not appear to have been issued a city permit.

There were no immediate arrests.

The Memphis police initially reported there were 16 people shot but revised the number later, noting on social media that the error appeared to have been a result of “several victims being reported multiple times.”

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