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(DYERSBURG, Tenn.) — A deadly shooting broke out in Tennessee that left a mother celebrating the birthday of her 2-year-old child dead and six others wounded, including a 6-year-old.

Police responded to reports of shots fired at 6:20 p.m. on Thursday in the city of Dyersburg, Police Chief Steven Isbell said.

Responding officers encountered multiple victims shot during the 2-year-old’s birthday party, including the 21-year-old mother of the child.

A 6-year-old was airlifted to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis and another victim was airlifted to Baptist Memorial Hospital, also in Memphis, police said. Their conditions were unknown.

Another four victims were treated at Tennova Healthcare in Dyersburg, about 80 miles north of Memphis in western Tennessee.

Police say no motive is known at this time as they are currently seeking one person of interest.

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