2 injured in shooting on Third St - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

2 injured in shooting on Third St

(SOURCE: Chopper 5) (SOURCE: Chopper 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A large police response is on the scene in the 1500 block of South Third, near Person Avenue after two people have been shot.

Chopper 5 flew above the scene as investigators worked to sort out the details of what took place.

The condition of the victims is unknown at this time.

We are told the men who were shot were walking down the street on their walk to the store when the gunfire started.

Neighbors are calling it a drive by shooting. That's something they said doesn't happen often.

"He said they were just going down the street, like boom, boom, boom, like that," neighbor Michelle Williams said.

Williams is one of the many neighbors near Third and Person Avenue shocked by the shooting. 

"I come home and I have tragedy in front of my house," one woman said.

The woman said she is the grandmother of one of the victims. She did not want her identity to be revealed due to the fear of retaliation.

She said when she came home Tuesday evening she found her grandson suffering from a gunshot wound.

"Said he had got shot and the guy was bringing him out," the grandmother said.

Her grandson is in his early 20s and was reportedly walking to a nearby store when the shooting happened.

"They said someone come down the street and started shooting. Why? I don't know," the grandmother said.

Neighbors watched as police investigated the shooting. It's a shooting that neighbors said happened with children watching.

"The scariest, craziest things about it is this is our church home right here and then you have children just going in the house from the porch or whatever," Williams said.

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