Stray bullet hits woman; 8 suspects at large - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Stray bullet hits woman; 8 suspects at large

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Eight men are at large after a shooting in Memphis, according to Memphis Police Department.

MPD said it received a call around 1:45 p.m. about a shooting in the 1300 block of Montgomery Street in North Memphis. When officers arrived, they did not find any shooting victims.

Moments later, MPD received a call about a group of people firing shots in the 800 block of Annie Street, which is one street west of Montgomery. When officers arrived, they found a woman who had been shot.

Investigators believe the woman was an innocent bystander who was in her home at the time of the shooting. Investigators believe she was shot by a stray bullet fired by a group of eight men who were outside her home.

"I was sitting in the kitchen and I heard about 20 shots and then I fell to the floor and after that it was maybe about four more shots," one witness said. 

The woman was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

"No, she didn't have nothing to do with what was going on," the witness said. "I don't know what was going on, like I said, I called to check on my step-daughter and I also called to check on her [shooting victim] because she is my friend."

Later, a second shooting victim arrived at the hospital. Investigators believe he was shot on Montgomery Street.

Police discovered another shooting scene in the 700 block of Alaska Street, where property was damaged. 

The senseless violence still has friends and residents on edge.

"To hear her say 'help me, I've been shot'. You know - that terrified me," the witness said.

Officers are trying to track down the eight shooting suspects: Four of them were seen driving a small silver SUV, while the other four were seen in a 4-door sedan.

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