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One Dead and 10 Others Injured in Shooting in Whitehaven

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Update 2/20/23 — One personhas been charged in connectionto the shooting.

Police are still investigating a shooting in south Memphis early Sunday morning that left one person dead and five others critically injured.

Five additional people were also injured and have now been released from the hospital, according to the Memphis Police Department.

The two scenes where shooting victims were found stem from the same initial incident at a Whitehaven business, according to a MPD spokesperson, Officer Mercedes Rodriguez.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting at the the Live Lounge at 12:43 a.m. Sunday morning, MPD said.

Two victims were transported to the hospital and five other people in non-critical condition arrived at area hospitals on their own.

Police then received word of additional victims nearby.

One person was pronounced dead at the second scene, and three others were taken to the hospital.

Rodriguez could not say whether those found at the second scene fled there by themselves.

No information has been released about what precipitated the shooting, but authorities are asking for the public’s help inlocating persons of interest who may have information about the incident, including one individual who could be injured and in need of medical attention.

They’re asking that anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

This post has been updated with clarifying information from the Memphis Police Department.