Neighbors shocked after man killed with children inside home - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Neighbors shocked after man killed with children inside home

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A 24-year-old is dead after being shot during a home invasion when three men opened fire.

The three shooters are still on the run, and neighbors are shocked because of what they know about the victim, 24-year-old David Riley.

Neighbors said the man was kind and never bothered anyone. They can't understand why anyone would want to hurt him, or anyone inside the home, especially with children in the house.

"I came outside when I heard the hollering and saw everyone running from over there," Leonard Davis said.

Davis said Monday night he heard three gun shots ring out through his cove.

"There was chaos," Davis said. "People running to try to get away. They were running down the sidewalk."

Police said the shooting happened at approximately 8 p.m. when three men entered the home during a home invasion. On Tuesday, crime scene tape remained in the area and a bullet hole was by the front door. 

Police said four adults and two children were inside the home at the time of the invasion and shooting.

"For kids to be in the house and you still carry on like that and shoot, it's crazy," Davis said. "I had just talked to him a couple hours before or whatever and next thing I heard he's dead."

Neighbors said Riley was a man who kept to himself, was nice, and was spiritual.

"He was a friendly, cool, laid back person," Davis said. "He didn't mess with anyone."

Police are still searching for the three men that ran away from the area in a dark colored SUV. 

If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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