DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Authorities say at least seven people have been shot, including one fatally, during a child’s birthday party at a home in western Tennessee.
CBS affiliate WREG reports that a female in her late teens, early twenties was killed. Two others, one of whom was a 6-year-old child, was flown to Memphis for treatment.
According to police, the individuals were shot in a residential area on Longfellow.
Dyersburg Mayor John Holden told WREG he can’t confirm that the incident happened at a birthday party.
However, he did confirm that there was an incident earlier in the day at the same residence. Authorities think the two are related and this act of violence was not random.
Several others were taken to the hospital in Dyersburg where it subsequently was put on lockdown Thursday evening.
Hospital policy dictates when multiple victims are brought in from the same crime scene, the emergency room goes into lockdown for everyone’s safety.