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Police: Center shooting not gang-related

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong cleared the air about what happened when a teenager was shot at a community center in Frayser Tuesday evening.

A 17-year-old was shot in the neck standing outside the North Frayser Community Center while an anti-gang meeting was being held inside. The teen is still in the hospital but is expected to recover.

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Police say they don't think the shooting was gang-related.

Director Armstrong said that even though gang bangers didn't pull the trigger, community centers should be safe places.

"We don't have the true origin of the events that occurred," he said. "We will continue to monitor that. We will take whatever necessary steps we have to take to make people feel like they can use. Community centers are places where they can feel safe and get the true intent of it as a recreational facility."

Police are searching for two black males. One suspect was wearing a white hoodie and a baseball cap while the other suspect was wearing a black hoodie and a baseball cap.

One of the wanted suspects was armed with a weapon. One of the suspects had a long chin beard.

The incident remains under investigation.

If you can assist police you are urged to call CrimeStopper at 901-528-CASH. Your anonymous tip could lead to a cash reward.

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