One person killed in Shelby Drive shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

One person killed in Shelby Drive shooting

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis Police confirm a 31-year-old was shot and killed by a 52-year-old suspect on W. Shelby Drive.

Investigators took the suspect into custody.

A large group of family went to the house after the shooting happened.

"They're upset. I would be too," said Misty Wofford.

The family was too upset to talk. Wofford was driving by when she saw all of the police, so she stopped.

"It's ridiculous," Wofford said. "I hate to come to Memphis. I live in Southaven. It's always something."

Police colonel James Kirkwood said when officers arrived, they found the victim in the backyard, already dead.

Police have not said if the victim and suspect knew each other or if there is a motive for the shooting.

"I have young children," Wofford said, "I'm afraid what is going to happen when they grow up. Every time you turn around, somebody is killed."

Police have not released the names of the suspect or the victim. One neighbor said there is a witness to the shooting.

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