Police director, community will discuss crime tonight

(WMC-TV) - Tonight, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Rainbow PUSH of Memphis, will sit down with Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong and his officers to discuss crime in the community.

The meeting had been previously scheduled, but in light of this weekend, it is timely.

Sunday, police responded to at least three shootings. Two of them being fatal.

The first happened just after midnight Sunday in the 4000 block of Truman. That is where a 21-year-old man was found gunned down in his car in his driveway.

And later Sunday afternoon, another fatal shooting happened. This one was in the 6000 block of Sel-kirk. And less than 20 minutes later, a 16-year old was shot in the 6700 block of Rockingham.

No arrests have been made in any of these cases, but investigations into each are ongoing.

At tonight's meeting, Director Armstrong and his staff will answer questions and recommendations on how to minimize crime in Memphis.

There will also be a focus on improving the relationship between the police and community.

The forum will be held at Annesdale Cherokee Baptist Church on Kimball Avenue and starts at 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, if you have any information that can solve any of these shootings, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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