Three people were shot to death and three others were seriously injured in shootings across Memphis within 18 hours over Halloween weekend, police said.
The Memphis Police Department announced seven incidents in a series of statements on X (formerly Twitter).The person in charge responded first shoot At 12:48 p.m. Saturday, officers reported finding a seriously injured victim on Park Avenue.
Second shooting report At 4:30 p.m. Saturday, they arrived at another victim, who was reportedly dead from gunshot wounds, on La Paloma Avenue, about four miles from the scene of the first shooting.
third victim The suspect was found in the area of Tesland Road and Laurie Millington Road, about 26 miles from the second scene, after receiving a shooting call at 10:10 p.m. Officials said the man was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Shooting report part 4 A fourth victim was identified at 12:24 a.m. Sunday on Boxdale Street. The third site is approximately 15 miles away, but only about 6 miles from the first site and 8 miles from the second site. The victim reportedly suffered serious injuries and later died at a hospital, officials said.
Multiple shootings overnight across the city of Memphis left at least two people dead and others injured.https://t.co/KxXesJjm9B
— WREG News Channel 3 (@3onyourside) October 29, 2023
5th victim Officials said the body was found on Jamie Drive, about eight miles from the fourth scene, after receiving a shooting call at 1:18 a.m. Sunday, and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
Police learned of the incident at 6:18 a.m. Sunday. 6th shooting victim They reportedly arrived with serious injuries at Baptist Memorial Hospital on Walnut Grove Road, which is within a 25-mile radius of the other five scenes, authorities said. Memphis police did not say where the victim was injured.
later, a boy was shot around 3:38 p.m. on Elvis Presley Boulevard (about two miles from the scene of the fifth crime), officials said.He is in critical condition at a hospital. (Related: 2 killed, 18 injured in shooting during Halloween festivities attended by hundreds)
All victims were male, officials said. Memphis police said investigations into each incident were ongoing. Police have not released the identity of the victim or said whether the shootings were related or separate incidents.
Police have not made any arrests so far, WREG News Channel 3 reports.
“This is a tragedy for the city,” Nelson Crawford, a resident concerned about violence in Memphis getting out of control, said, according to WREG News.