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Tennessee boy fatally shot Christmas morning

December 26, 2021 GMT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee boy was fatally shot early Christmas morning, officials said.

The 12-year-old boy was among three people killed in two separate shootings in Memphis on Saturday, news outlets reported, citing police.

Officers responded to a home at 2:26 a.m. Saturday and took the boy who had suffered a gunshot wound to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Memphis police tweeted. No other information was immediately released.

In a separate shooting early Christmas morning, two men were killed and a female was wounded, police said. Details weren’t released.

Memphis police reported last week that the city’s number of homicides were at a record level with 333, news outlets reported.