Authorities in Tennessee say “a feud while gambling” was likely to blame for a violent incident that left two dead and four injured in Shelby County last week.
According to Fox News, the shooting took place at a home Saturday evening and authorities advise they believe it was an isolated incident.
A statement from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office confirmed four other individuals at the scene were injured.
Three were reportedly transported to an area hospital where they were listed in various conditions ranging from serious to critical as of Saturday evening.
Another individual was identified as a 13-year-old who was admitted to a different hospital in what the Memphis Commercial Appeal described as non-critical condition.
One of the two individuals killed in the shooting was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died a short time later at the hospital.
They were identified as 18-year-old Marcus Conway and 22-year-old Marquese Taylor.
“Investigators have interviewed several people on the scene and at the hospitals,” the sheriff’s office tweeted.
According to the social media statement, investigators believe “the victims knew the suspects.”
Update: Investigators have interviewed several people on the scene and at the hospitals. It’s believed that this incident occurred as a result of a feud while gambling. Investigators believe that this was an isolated incident and that the victims knew the suspects.
— ShelbyTNSheriff (@ShelbyTNSheriff) November 11, 2018
No arrests were immediately reported, according to Fox News. Authorities are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Crime Stoppers by calling 901-528-2274.
[Featured image: Shelby County Sheriff’s Office]