13-year-old girl charged with shooting 16-year-old in Memphis


A 13-year-old girl is being charged with reckless murder after a gun went off and killed a 16-year-old girl, Memphis police said.

Police responded to the shooting at 2737 Curtis St around 8 p.m. Monday. According to MPD Major Karen Rudolph, the friends were in a home and passed a gun. The gun went off and hit the 16-year-old girl.

When officers arrived, they took the 16-year-old in critical condition to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. She later died of her injuries.

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The 13-year-old girl, whom The Commercial Appeal is not naming because she is currently being charged as a minor, has been charged with reckless manslaughter. No one else has been arrested or charged in connection with the shooting.

Lucas Finton is a news reporter at The Commercial Appeal. He can be reached at [email protected] and followed on Twitter @LucasFinton.

This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Memphis Police: Friends Passing Gun When Teen Was Shot, Killed


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