1 dead, 1 critical in double shooting near NCRM

1 person killed in double shooting near National Civil Rights Museum

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis police are looking for suspects after a double shooting happened outside of a barbershop Friday afternoon.

The barbershop is located at East Butler Avenue and Mulberry Street, near the National Civil Rights Museum.

"All of a sudden we heard about seven or eight shots. They were echoing off the building," said Josh Jacobs, witness.

Jacobs was standing outside his business on Main Street when he heard the shots just after 3:30 p.m.

The shooting happened behind Christyles barbershop on Mulberry Street, just down from the National Civil Rights Museum which had plenty of visitors. Mike Baber lives nearby.

Police investigating double shooting near NCRM

"I was standing at the entrance to the museum and the guards, everybody started panicking and running toward the museum. The guards got everybody in,” said Baber.

The area behind the barbershop was filled with police and lots of crime scene tape.

The man who owns the barbershop, Chris Rhodes, says the shooting did not happen inside the shop and no customers were involved. The only connection to the shooting he said was when someone ran in and said call 911.

Police focused on a white car with a shattered back window behind the barbershop. There were numerous yellow crime scene markers on the ground. The scene was the focus of people farther south on Mulberry where there are restaurants and apartments.

Investigators say the responsible party was last seen in a black Infiniti.

One victim has been listed in critical condition. The other victim did no survive his injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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