11 shot, 5 dead in less than 24 hours
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Authorities are investigating a number of shootings that happened in less than 24 hours.
A total of 11 people were shot, and five people have died.
Ursula Madden, chief communications officer for the city, released the following statement on the violent weekend.
“The mayor sincerely regrets and is angered by the senseless loss of life from violence. He has been briefed on each of these cases from the police director and is monitoring them closely. This violence shows exactly why we need to recruit and retain police officers, which we are working to do. And why we have to keep creating opportunities so that people, especially young people, choose the right path instead of the wrong one.”
The first shooting happened just after 7:00 p.m. in the 4300 block of Sunridge Drive on Saturday. The shooting left two people dead and four more injured. Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said all of the victims were between the ages of 13 and 21.
Another shooting happened after 7:30 p.m. on Baltic Street. Two men were seen arguing before shots were fired, leaving one man dead on the scene.
Less than a mile away, two men were shot on Tutwiler Avenue. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. One male victim was found dead on the scene, the other was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
On Sunday afternoon, a man died in a shooting on Pendelton Street and Burns Avenue.
No suspect information is available for most of these crimes.
If you have any information on any of these shootings, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.
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