Authorities stated that Briana Maiten, whose identity has been verified, tragically passed away after sustaining an accidental gunshot wound inside a vehicle parked at a Cordova Target store.
Law enforcement officers received a report of a shooting just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Target located on U.S. Highway 64, where they discovered a woman injured from a gunshot inside the vehicle.
According to police, a man had driven to the Target parking lot with the wounded woman and a child also present in the car.
Authorities stated uncertainty regarding the precise location of the shooting incident.
Initially in critical condition, the woman was rushed to the hospital, where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries.
The Memphis Police Department announced on Thursday that their investigation indicated the shooting was accidental.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.