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Victims killed in Memphis Orange Mound block party shooting identified as Chalmar Fason and Antonio Humphrey

MPD has also raised the reward amount to $15,000 and is urging anyone with information to contact 901-528-CASH.



Both individuals who were killed in the shooting incident at Orange Mound Park on Saturday night have been identified as 22-year-old Chalmar Fason and 16-year-old Antonio Humphrey.

His brother, Penny Norris, believes that Chalmar was not the intended target and suggests that individuals from other areas were responsible for the disturbances that precipitated the mass shooting.

The Memphis Police Department (MPD) has discovered an additional victim in connection with the mass shooting that took place during an Orange Mound block party, as stated by the police.

MPD has also raised the reward amount to $15,000 and is urging anyone with information to contact 901-528-CASH.

Two individuals were fatally shot, and seven others sustained injuries on Saturday night during a shooting incident at an “unpermitted” block party in Orange Mound, according to police reports.

Initially, Interim Memphis Police Chief C.J. Davis indicated that 16 people were shot, but the department has revised that figure to nine, attributing the discrepancy to “several victims being reported multiple times.”

Officers were dispatched to the shooting scene shortly before 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2024, at the 2400 block of Carnes Avenue.

According to police reports, around 300 individuals were present at a block party held at Orange Mound Park, which had not received city authorization.

Late Saturday night, the Memphis Police Department announced that out of the six individuals injured, one was in critical condition while one had already been discharged from the hospital.

By Sunday, police confirmed that all seven victims were in stable condition. Despite no arrests having been made, Chief Davis revealed that her department had identified at least two potential shooters.

Additionally, on Sunday morning, Memphis Mayor Paul Young issued the following statement:

“This morning, we are one community united by grief. We are all Orange Mound this morning. There are no words that can adequately express the pain we are all feeling over this most recent act of senseless violence — where guns were brazenly brought to a park filled with young people, families, and children. And there are no words to describe the frustration of having to use the qualifier ‘most recent’ when speaking of the violence in our community. This must stop. The violence must end. For the future of our city, we have to solve the problem together.”

In her statement, MPD’s Davis appealed to the Memphis community to “unite.” Her complete statement follows:

“In light of recent senseless acts of violence in Memphis, it’s imperative that we stand together as a community. We must condemn these acts and offer our support to those affected. But beyond condemnation, we as a community must take action.

If you have any information, not matter how small it may seem, please come forward and call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH. Your courage could be the key to bringing justice and closure to the victims and their families. Together, we can make our streets safer and send a clear message that violence has no place in our community. Let’s stand united against these senseless acts and strive for a brighter, safer future for all.

We have been in constant contact with our local, state, and federal partners and have called on all available resources which are currently being deployed to our community. We thank them for their assistance and resources in helping us bring those responsible for these senseless acts of violence to justice.

We’re working to increase the award for this incident, given its nature and severity.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH. You will given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous. You can also submit your tip at where you will be able to safely send investigators any helpful information on the suspect or suspects responsible for this crime. You can submit anonymous tips on the free and secure mobile app by searching your app store ‘P3Tips’.”