UPDATE: Two shot, one critical, at Wolfchase Galleria Mall in Memphis, with suspect in custody

Two shot, one critical, at Wolfchase Galleria Mall in Memphis, with suspect in custody

Memphis Police Department has one suspect in custody after two individuals were shot, one critically, at the Wolfchase Galleria Mall in Memphis.


Friday, February 17 at 2:15am

Memphis Police Department confirmed on its official Twitter profile that the shooting incident inside the Wolfchase Galleria Mall was now secured. One male suspect is in police custody.

They confirmed that two males and one female had suffered injuries. Both males were victims of the shooting with one transferred to ROH in critical condition.

The second male was transported in a private vehicle to St Francis Hospital in Bartlett, as was the female, who apparently suffered a medical condition as a result of the shooting. Neither is reported to b critically injured.

It is believed that the incident arose due to an altercation between two parties in the mall. At this time, it is unknown whether the detainee and the victims know one another.

Friday, February 17 at 1:05am

Police units responded this evening, Thursday, February 16, to reports of shots being fired in the Wolfchase Galleria Mall in the city of Memphis. Some online reports suggested that as many as 10 shots were fired.

Memphis Police Department received the call at around 5pm according to fox3now.com. There are no confirmed reports of casualties or suspects at this time. Shoppers were asked by the police to evacuate the building.

Joyce Peterson, a local journalist posted @MemphoNewsLady: #BREAKING: HEAVY police presence at @ShopWolfchase after a shooting inside the mall.@MEM_PoliceDept @ShelbyTNSheriff & @BARTLETTPOLICE all here. Officers with long guns searching mall. Wolfchase is CLOSED right now – EVERYONE evacuated”.

This is a breaking news story and we will try to keep you updated as more information becomes available, thank you.


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