World news | 8 shots, including 2 men killed, at a party with hundreds of attendees in Memphis Park, police say

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Memphis (USA), April 21 (AP) Eight people were shot, including two men killed Saturday evening at an unsanctioned public party in a Memphis city park, police said.

Memphis police initially reported that 16 people had been shot, but revised the number as the investigation continued, noting in a social media post that the error appeared to be due to “several victims being reported multiple times.” .

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Officers responded to a reported shooting at 7:19 p.m., Chief Cerelyn Davis said during a press conference at the scene.

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene and one person was in critical condition, Davis said.

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The shooting occurred at a block party in Orange Mound Park, which Davis said had an estimated 200 to 300 attendees, but no city permit appeared to have been issued.

β€œIn light of recent events, we stand together to denounce these senseless acts of violence,” Davis said.

No immediate arrests were reported. (AP)

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