1 found dead following drive-by shooting overnight - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

1 found dead following drive-by shooting overnight

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis police are looking for multiple suspects after a man was shot and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting early Sunday morning.

The incident happened in the 4000 block of Westmont near Raines Road.

Multiple witnesses said they heard the bullets flying.

“The gunshots sounded like they were right next to the window,” a witness said, “It was very loud and very quick, a string of gunshots.”

Those who heard the shots said they didn’t want to be identified out of fear for their safety.

A woman across the street said she heard and saw a woman crying for help in the moments after the shooting, as the man lay dead in the driveway outside the home.

“It was very traumatic because there were children in the home, and the children were crying and going outside of the home,” she said.

Memphis police officers said the victim was talking to another man when a dark-colored SUV drove by and someone fired shots. The SUV had several people in it and got away driving westbound on Norfleet Avenue.

Another witness said the incident frightened her.

“It sounded like a gun that left off multiple shots at once,” she said, “It was terrifying. I was shaking.”

Investigators haven’t released descriptions of the suspects or formally identified the man who was shot. 

This makes homicide 90 for the year 2017.

In 2016, Memphis broke a record with 228 homicides. This time last year, the city had logged 97 homicides.

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