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Six killed, including children, in Memphis shooting

(CNN) — Six people were killed, including two children, and another three children wounded in a shooting Monday in Memphis, Tennessee, authorities said.

Memphis Fire Department spokeswoman Melanie Young said firefighters responded to a 911 call at a home at 6:11 p.m. Monday when the bodies and wounded children were found.

The wounded children — a 7-year-old boy, a 10-month-old girl and a 4-year-old whose gender wasn’t immediately known — were transported to Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center.

They were in the emergency room being treated for gunshot wounds, said hospital spokeswoman Jennilyn Utkov.

The Commercial Appeal newspaper that one child was upgraded to stable condition late Monday, another was upgraded to critical and the third was still in extremely critical condition.

Police do not know of a motive, the newspaper reported.

We just don’t know the motive or cause of death, but we do have four adults and two children [dead], Memphis police Lt. Jerry Guin told the paper. I’ve been on a scene where there were one or two or three [victims], but I don’t remember anything this large.

Rob Robinson told the Commercial Appeal that he was the landlord for the brick, single-family house that rented for $550 per month.

They were very nice, very polite to me, Robinson told the paper of the residents.

It’s kind of surprising, actually. I’ve never had any trouble with them, no damage to the property. They paid their rent and even helped with repairs and stuff.

Video showed emergency vehicles on the scene, with people embracing in rainy weather outside police tape surrounding the home. E-mail to a friend

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March 4, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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