8 Shot During Street Takeover Party in Democrat-Controlled Memphis

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Eight people were shot, two of them fatally, during a road takeover at an “unsanctioned public party” in Democrat-controlled Memphis on Saturday night.

The Associated Press reported “an estimated 200 to 300 attendees” had gathered when “at least two people” began shooting. Two men died of gunshot wounds at the scene and six others were hospitalized, one in critical condition.

Initial reports on the incident claimed 16 people were shot, but Memphis Police issued an update on the incident late Saturday night, noting that eight, including two fatalities, is the correct number:

The AP noted that the party goers “did not appear to have been issued a city permit.”

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