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3 charged in teen shooting near Berclair school

FOX 13 Memphis WHBQ
FOX 13 Memphis WHBQ
 2021-10-27
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Multiple people are now behind bars after several teens were shot in the 1300 block of N. Graham.

Two of the teens went to area hospitals in critical condition after the shooting. One was listed in non-critical condition.

The latter has now been charged. Steven Austin is now charged with 5 counts of attempted second-degree murder.

An affidavit said that Austin was shot in the left side and taken to Baptist East Hospital.

Police also confirm that a 17-year-old has now been charged. Due to his age, his name has not been released.

The shooting happened Monday around 2:45 p.m.

According to an affidavit, one victim was shot in the leg and finger. Another was shot in the chest. A third was shot in the left side, and a fourth victim was shot in the right wrist.

A witness told police a man named Erik Sandoval, 19, and his friends were selling drugs out of a vehicle parked in front of a school, records show.

At some point, people began fighting over a gun, and multiple suspects began shooting, police said.

Police recovered eight shell casings in front of the school.

Video surveillance showed Sandoval with a gun firing shots, police said.

He’s charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

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