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Friends and family try to cope with apparent murder-suicide

Johnson was living at the apartment with her boyfriend Terry Barnes, who was also found dead. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Johnson was living at the apartment with her boyfriend Terry Barnes, who was also found dead. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Just 24 hours after what police believe to be the second murder-suicide in Memphis within a week, friends and family are trying to cope with the tragedy.

Almost in tears, a woman who wanted to be known as 'Kee-Kee', told WMC Action News 5 that her good friend Crystal Johnson was one of three people police found dead inside an apartment Thursday afternoon.

"She was one of my childhood friends. We grew up together," said Kee-Kee. "It wasn't right and I couldn't believe it, it was a total shock. She wasn't even the type of person to be involved in nothing like drama wise."

Police, who found the victims during a welfare check, say it appears that it may be a double murder-suicide. All three victims were shot.

According to Kee-Kee, Johnson was living at the apartment with her boyfriend Terry Barnes, who was also found dead.

"They've been together since we were teenagers so it's been a long time," Kee-Kee added.

Meanwhile, Willie May says her granddaughter Leah Bumpus was also killed and now leaves three small kids behind.

"Just trying to find out why it happened like that but strange things are happening everyday," May said.

Neighbors in the complex are shocked.

Brandon Davis said, "You don't think of anyone being gone like that. And they say they've been In there for a minute."

With her long-time friend now gone, Kee-Kee says she's praying for peace.

"I don't know what the situation was," said Kee-Kee. "I don't know what caused it. Whatever it is, may God have mercy on them."

Police have not yet said who pulled the trigger, or a motive for the shooting. WMC will continue to follow this story and bring you the latest developments as they are released.

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