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Baby shot, killed at Memphis apartment complex

(Fox 13 Memphis)

A 1-year-old has died after being shot at an apartment complex Friday morning, according to Memphis police.

The shooting happened in the 3500 block of Mendenhall around 7:30 a.m. The location is the Cedar Mill Apartments.

The 1-year-old was transported to Le Bonheur in critical condition but did not survive, Fox 13 in Memphis reported.

Family of the one-year-old girl who was shot in Parkway Village gathered at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital minutes after learning of the child’s death.

Wanda Keefer is the child’s aunt. She still can't believe what happened.

"It's just like a nightmare,” Keefer said.

Police said a 24-year-old man is a person of interest in the shooting. He ran away from the crime scene.

Keefer told FOX13 the man is a friend of the baby’s mother who was home when the shooting happened.

"We don't know where the gun was at, she had her back turned,” Keefer said. "We don't know if he dropped it, we just don't know at this time.”

The potential suspect has been detained, according to MPD.

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