4 shot, 2 killed in drive-by shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

4 shot, 2 killed in drive-by shooting

Charles Coleman (Source: Family) Charles Coleman (Source: Family)
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Four people were shot and two are dead after a drive-by shooting in Memphis.

Police said the four men were shot by multiple men inside a car on Delta Road before 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

One victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died. A second victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Memphis Police Department later identified the victims as 32-year-old Charles Coleman and 31-year-old Joe Lobbins.

The other two victims were taken to the hospital. One is in critical condition; the other is in non-critical condition.

Neighbors said dozens of shots were fired from automatic weapons while children were outside running from the bullets.

“The passenger had like a long shotgun, looked like to me, it was so long,” one neighbor said. “And was just shooting out and started shooting. And I told my husband, ‘get down,’ and we just hit the floor and the shots kept ringing.”

Neighbors also said the victims had just returned from a funeral when the shots were fired.

“All of a sudden the folks started shooting and we started running,” Antonio Benson said.

Family members said Coleman had a one-year-old baby and another on the way. Family said Lobbins was a cousin.

“I can't believe that stuff,” Benson said. “Stuff happens so fast. You just got to be careful out here.”

Kelan Sherrod is a close friend of Coleman and said he called him family.

“It's sad, man,” Kelan Sherrod said. “Just...what I heard was bullets. They was riding up and down the streets shooting at each other, but there's so many innocent people out here man. I just don't know what to say.”

Police believe the victims knew the suspects.

“And now they got two more funerals to go to,” a neighbor said. “All I can do is pray for the family and pray for Memphis and pray for everyone who's carrying a gun. It's not worth it.”

Police said the four suspects were in a black Chevy Impala with tinted windows. No one is in custody at this time.

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