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Memphis Clothing Store Owner Shot

(Memphis) Police are looking for man who shot a clothing store owner in South Memphis.

It happened around 11 a.m. on South Bellevue.

Police say a man just walked into Hamdy’s Wear and shot the owner multiple times.

The Family Dollar next door caught the shooter on camera.

Police say the man walked into the store, shot the owner three times, and left in just sixty seconds.

“That is my uncle’s store,” said Fursam Awad.

Awad rushed to the store when he heard his uncle had been shot.

“Any idea why someone would come here and shoot him?” asked Reporter Sabrina Hall.

“I have no idea,” said Awad.  “I asked the police if there was some reason and they said ‘we don`t know nothing yet’.”

It seemed Awad himself was prepared for danger.

He came wearing a bullet proof vest and had a gun strapped to his belt.

“Does he have any enemies or anything like that?” asked  Hall.

“Nah,” said Awad.

As police searched for the shooter around the South Memphis shopping complex, Mario Fause says he came face to face with an officer on the hunt, “By the time I got to the corner, one of the officer`s pulled around the corner and put a gun in my face and he made me lay on the ground and I told him that I am not the guy that he wanted.”

The guy police are looking for shot the man Fouse sees on daily basis sitting outside his clothing store.

But why some someone would want him dead, police and family members are still looking for answers.

“I have no earthly idea. I have no earthly idea,” said Fouse.

If you have any information for police, call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH.

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