Memphis police search for suspect in shooting on University Street - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Blair Simmons

Memphis police search for suspect in shooting on University Street

Monday night, a robber shot a woman in the face. She survived the attack but  Memphis Police are now trying to find the gunman.

A man held up a woman and her 7 year old son in front of her house on University Street.

Around 11 o'clock Monday night they were walking to their front door when a man came up behind them demanding money. 

The husband heard the commotion from inside and opened the front door. That is when the suspect shot the woman in the face and took off. 

Today, neighbors are appalled.

"We are very proud of our neighborhood and neighbors and it's very scary this could just happen.  These things happen "over there" to somebody else. Not to you. To just have it right on your doorstep, in your face, yes, it's very scary," neighbor Ruth Gibson said.

Police are still looking for the suspect. They say he fled in an older model white car. 

If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 901-528-CASH.


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