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Memphis Mayor Responds To 7 and 15 Year-Old Killed In 2 Drive-by Shootings Just 8 Hrs Apart

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Following the killing of two innocent children, both young girls, one 7 year-old Kristen Williams and 15 year-old Cateria Stokes, both in what was believed to be drive-by shootings, the Memphis community including the Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton have responded calling justice.

The 7 year-old Kristen Williams was reportedly playing in a driveway with other children when she was shot and killed back on Friday.

Just 8 hours before, 15 year-old Cateria Stokes was shot while sleeping in her home in her bedroom.

Stokes died from her injuries and Kristen Williams also died later from her injuries after being transported to LeBonheur Hospital.



The Memphis Mayor as well as Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong both released statements regarding the killings believed to have been by drive-by shootings which took place just 8 hours apart.

Wharton sent his heart out to the families of the children taken by the senseless killings and said his sadness and empathy are only matched by his anger.

Wharton referred to the children as "innocent souls" that were not out hanging with the wrong crowd and assured the family and everyone that they are working closely with the MPD and the DA's office to bring the responsible parties to justice and slap them with the maximum sentence for their crimes.

Meanwhile, Armstrong called the killings "beyond tragic" and sent out his heart to the families as well and assured everyone in his statement that they (the MPD and the city) will do absolutely everything it takes within the law to bring the parties to justice.

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Memphis: Woman Allegedly Shoots Two Men For Flirting With Her Girlfriend

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Memphis Police are reportedly working on a case where a woman allegedly shot two men in a jealous rage for flirting with her girlfriend.

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O.G. ‘Machine Gun Kelly’ Once Shut Down the Whole Floor of The Memphis, TN Jailhouse

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Original Gangster Machine Gun Kelly

When you hear the name Machine Gun Kelly today, you may think of the rapper Machine Gun Kelly of Bad Boy/Interscope, known for his song "Wild Boy" featuring Waka Flocka Flame which made him an instant national sensation. What you may or may not have heard is the story of the original gangster (O.G.) "Machine Gun Kelly," who was raised in Memphis and was known, at one time, as 'the most dangerous man in America.'



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Memphis LGBT Community Wary: Gather Together After Orlando Shooting

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Following the Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse, a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that ended in 50 people being killed, members of the LGBT community in Memphis and surrounding areas came together to hold a vigil mourning the loss of lives and more.



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