Police: Girl, 7, fatally shot in front yard of Memphis home

Girl killed in Memphis shooting
Courtesy: LocalMemphis.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Police say a 7-year-old girl has died after she was shot in the front yard of a home in Memphis.

Memphis police said Kristen Williams was playing with several other children Friday evening when a red or maroon Chevrolet SUV drove up and the passenger started firing shots. Officers found her in a driveway with a gunshot wound.

The girl was taken to a hospital, where she died.

The shooting came hours after 15-year-old Cateria Stokes was fatally shot while she was sleeping in her bed inside of a house early Friday morning. Police said numerous shots were fired into the home from the street outside the house.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in both cases.

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