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Deadly weekend: Four homicides reported since Saturday morning

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Police are investigating four separate homicides in what has become a deadly weekend in Memphis. Police are investigating four separate homicides in what has become a deadly weekend in Memphis.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Police Department is searching for four suspects after four homicides happened in less than 24 hours this weekend.

The homicide toll in Memphis for 2011 now stands at 73, 16 more homicides compared with this time last year.

Three of the homicides happened in South Memphis and one in Frayser.

The first homicide happened at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on East McLemore.  Police said when they got to the scene, a man was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  The 27-year-old victim died at the MED.

The victim's sister, who asked to remain anonymous, called for an end to violence.

"It's just crazy out here, it's just crazy," she said.  "The violence needs to stop.  It's unnecessary for all of this to just happen."

Less than six hours later, police got a call to Durham Avenue in Frayser.  When police went inside the house, they found a 34-year-old woman dead.  The cause of death is undetermined.

At 1:46 a.m. Sunday, police got a call to College and Saxon.  Police said a 28-year-old man was walking down the street when shots rang out from a car.

"That boy was dead before he hit the ground," said Woodrow Lott.  "Died in the gutter.  And we felt safe in this neighborhood because police were patrolling until 10, 11 at night.  It's not even enough."

About 45 minutes later, police responded to a shooting at Philsar and Norwood.  Officers discovered a man lying in the grass suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one is in custody in any of the four homicides.  Investigators said they need someone to come forward to help solve the case.

If you know anything that could help police catch the suspects, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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