UPDATE: We have more news on the juvenile who was grazed by a bullet on Monday afternoon. Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Kyle Evans told WGNS the incident occurred at 1102 Wingate Street at 3:20 in the afternoon. We later found out that the 12-year old victim was said to have been lying on the couch in his home when unknown persons drove by and fired several rounds at the house.
The 12-year old said he heard the sound of glass breaking and several loud noises, possibly the gunshots. The child said that his back suddenly started to hurt. As it turned out, he had been shot.
The injury was minor and was described by Sgt. Evans as a bullet grazing. The incident report shows that after the child was hit he went into his brother’s room to tell him what had just occurred. The big brother called their mother and she returned home and called 9-1-1. Paramedics arrived and took the child to Middle Tennessee Medical Center.
At the time of the shooting, a 1-year old and a 2-year old were at home with the two brothers. The other children in the home were not injured.
Police are also looking into an incident that occurred about 30-minutes before the 9-1-1 call was made about the child being hit by a bullet. During that call, authorities responded to a “shots fired” report in the area of Rogers Park. Several units went to the city operated park but nothing was found. Officers were then notified of the incident near Rogers Park on Wingate. The case is now being investigated. So far, no arrests have been made.
MPD Sgt. Kyle Evans
MPD Incident Report # 13-5249