Child shot and killed in Hickory Hill, child charged with reckless homicide

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The Memphis Police disclosed a child was shot and killed in Hickory Hill, and another child has been charged in the incident, reports says.

The incident took place at about 3:40 p.m. at the Hickory Farm Apartment Homes on Hickory Farms Drive off Ridgeway Road.

Officials say a boy was pronounced dead on the scene.

According to the Memphis Police, a girl was arrested and charged with reckless homicide.

While the circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear, neighbors say the root of issue needs to be addressed: gun violence in Memphis, according to police.

“Where are kids getting these guns from?” one neighbor said. “That is the number one thing. I know they not selling them, if they getting them from the pawn shop, somebody need to do something.”

A neighbor who did not want to be identified hopes this shooting serves as a wake up call for parents.

“Parents, please pay attention to your kids,” the neighbor said. “Talk to your kids, talk to young boys. And not only your boys and girls, and everything, tell them to do better, and put the guys down. Just put them down. pray, put them down.”