MPD investigating two shootings, minutes apart, on the same bloc - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MPD investigating two shootings, minutes apart, on the same block

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Gunshots, a speeding van, and several Memphis police cars all came together near the Arium Apartments in Northeast Memphis.

Late Tuesday night, WMC Action News 5 was on the scene when gunshots rang out. Moments later, tires squealed as a van sped away.

The van then crashed and took off again.

Meanwhile, inside the apartment complex, officers continued to investigate the shooting of a man and a woman.

Both were found shot near their mailboxes. First responders rushed them to the hospital in critical condition.

Memphis police are now trying to figure out if the shootings are connected.

Angela Thompson has been living in the apartment complex for three years, but soon that's going to change.

"We're moving actually in about two weeks," Thompson said. "Just because of the area. I would say it's not very safe."

Police have not released any details about suspects in either shooting.

Thompson says this latest string of violence is the last straw.

"I mean I've got kids that I have to worry about."

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