US: Memphis police officer shot, three detained

New York City designates Times Square a gun-free zone

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Washington: Three people have been detained for allegedly shooting a police officer in Memphis on Wednesday, according to Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis.

“We also learned a fourth suspect is still on the run and being pursued by police,” the police officer said as quoted by ABC news.

The Memphis Police Department was alerted just before 12:30 pm (local time) about an officer who was shot in the area of Horn Lake and Horn Lake Cove, it reported further.

According to the police, a fellow officer took the injured officer to Regional One Hospital, where the officer is in critical condition.

Following the same day, a 15-year-old teenager was apprehended for allegedly shooting and injuring two fellow students in Washington DC, according to police.

Addressing to media, DC Metropolitan Police Chief informed that officers have confiscated more than 2,000 illegal firearms this year, about 800 more than at this time last year.

Separately, a 19-year-old man was charged on Wednesday with murder in a series of random shootings over around two hours last weekend in Detroit that killed three people.

On Sunday, the accused Dontae Ramon Smith killed three people in a shooting spree that started around 4:30 am, Fox News reported citing police.

Meanwhile, authorities announced on Wednesday that it will soon be forbidden to carry a firearm, even concealed, in the famed Times Square district and other public places in the city and state of New York.

Mayor Eric Adams said that visitors to New York City will see signs in Times Square advertising it as a “sensitive location” where people cannot carry guns, The Washington Times reported.

Adams said the signs will let people know that licensed gun carriers and others may not enter with a firearm unless specially authorized by law. Signs will be posted at other “sensitive locations” around the city in the future.