Neighborhood where 2 people were shot has history of crime - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Neighborhood where 2 people were shot has history of crime

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

Two people were injured in a shooting on Third Street near Person Avenue late Tuesday night, according to Memphis Police Department.

Police said the two victims were walking down the street to the store when they were shot.

Neighbors said the shooting was a drive-by. One victim is in critical condition; the other is non-critical.

One of the victims is in his 20’s, according to his grandmother.

“They said someone [came] down the street and started shooting. Why?” asked one of the victim’s grandmother.

Investigators said the suspect(s) involved is still on the run.

WMC Action News 5 did some digging and found out the neighborhood where the shooting happened is no stranger to violence.

According to the Daily News Crime Watch, in the last month, there have been more than 60 crimes in the area, ranging from aggravated assault and robbery to drug violations.

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