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Teen fireworks shooting suspect arraigned

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Eighteen-year-old Tashun Jenkins was arraigned Monday morning in Shelby County General Sessions Court on a felony aggravated assault charge.

Jenkins is accused of discharging a firearm in a crowd that was gathered for the July 4 fireworks show in Downtown Memphis. An errant bullet struck a 13-year-old boy in the leg.

Jenkins was arrested by police after the shooting. Witnesses said there were two people shooting into the crowd near Riverside Drive and Beale Street.

An off-duty paramedic came to the aid of the injured boy. The Good Samaritan cleaned up the teen's leg wound, put pressure on it, and helped the teen to safety.

The court advised Jenkins, who was arraigned via video feed from inside the Shelby County jail, of the felony charge against him. His bond was officially set at $150,000.

Police are investigating whether the Independence Day shooting could be gang-related. They'll discuss any additional charges with the Shelby County District Attorney's Office.

Jenkins is due back in general sessions court Friday, July 12, for another hearing.

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FOX13 News Good Morning Memphis reporter Scott Madaus contributed to this report.

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