One dead after shooting in Orange Mound - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

One dead after shooting in Orange Mound

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis police are searching for the person who shot and killed a man in Orange Mound on Monday.

According to police, the shooting happened on Douglas Avenue, near Airways Boulevard.

Family members identified the victim as Theron Hicks.

They said Hicks was visiting a friend when he walked outside and was shot.

A bishop who has lived in the neighborhood his entire life said the area is like a war zone.

"If they would put down the guns, come into the church house, try talking to God first, that would alleviate a whole lot of violence," Bishop Herman Wooden said.

Wooden said he has dealt with violence first hand, being shot twice in the same neighborhood in the 1970s.

As police continue to search for the suspect, Wooden urges the community to drop the guns and reach to God.

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