MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two people were shot in Frayser on Thursday morning near a church.
Memphis Police Department taped off part of Clifton Avenue near Woodlawn Terrace to investigate the shooting.
The victims were found in the 1900 block of Clifton Avenue around 11:30 a.m., just down the street from Rugby Hills Baptist Church where a mission group was visiting from Tupelo, Mississippi.
MPD said two people were shot. Both were taken to Regional Medical Center; one of the victims is in critical condition and the other is in non-critical condition.
The pastor said crime in the Bluff City is a deterrent for visitors.
"When we see things like this it says to out-of-towners 'should I go back?' This is the question it raises to out-of-towners," Pastor Michale Ellis said.
[Editor's note: The story originally said three people were shot. That has been corrected.]