Two Westwood High School students were shot Friday afternoon at the Westwood Community Center, police and Memphis City Schools officials said.
One of the injured is a 15-year-old student a Memphis City Schools spokesperson said. The teen was shot in the abdomen. He was reportedly alert but in critical condition and taken to The MED.
The second Westwood student, age 17, was shot twice in the chest and back, was initially transported to Methodist South Hospital by a private vehicle. The 17-year-old was then taken by air ambulance to The MED and is also listed in critical condition, police spokeswoman Sgt. Karen Rudolph said.
The incident, which took place at 810 Western Park Dr. at around 2:25 p.m., remains under investigation.
Though police are reportedly searching for three suspects - two of the suspects are suspended students and the other suspect is not in school - Lt. Col. Lawrence Jamison told FOX13 News police have detained several people but would not elaborate further.
Lt. Col. Jamison added they have identified a person of interest and are canvassing the city for the suspect.
If you can assist police you are urged to call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 901-528-CASH. You anonymous tip could result in a cash reward.
Westwood Community Center was the scene of another shooting in September 2012, where an 18-year-old father died. Eighteen-year-old Darnavius Wayne was identified as the gunman who fatally shot Devail Lewis and an arrest warrant was issued. Wayne was arrested in Rutherford County Jan. 14, 2013, southeast of Nashville.
FOX13 News reporter Kristin Tallent contributed to this report.
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