News

Actions

Teen Fatally Shot At Memphis Fitness Center

CORP-Digital-Default-Image-1280x720-WTVF.png
Posted at 4:14 PM, Jul 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 08:49:36-04

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Memphis have been searching for a male who walked into a fitness center and fatally shot an 18-year-old.

The Commercial Appeal reported the person fled on foot from the Southeast Memphis fitness center Friday night after the shooting.

Witnesses and relatives at the scene told the newspaper a fight over a basketball game at the center had preceded the fight.

Police had not confirmed the identity of the victim Friday night. A crowd of approximately 30 to 40 of the victim's relatives gathered in a grassy area near the parking lot.

Pamela Poole-Terry, who identified herself as the victim's aunt, said the teen "was in some place where he paid for a membership and he got killed because he shot basketball well today." 

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)