Shots Fired At Car; One Person Hurt
(Memphis) At least 17 rounds were fired in the middle of a busy Southwest Memphis intersection. It happened Wednesday afternoon at South Third and Brooks.
Several bullets hit a silver Jaguar, injuring the driver. The condition of his passenger is unknown.
“It’s unbelievable. It’s like being in a war. It’s like a war zone in Memphis,” Jeune Wade said, who is visiting from Los Angeles.
Police say two cars were driving down S. Third Street when one car opened fire on the other. After getting riddled with bullets the jaguar turned onto Brooks and stopped. The driver got out and went to the nearby KFC to ask for help.
Police quickly swarmed the area shutting down part of Third Street so they could count the bullet casings.
“It’s like in living color like bam in your face,” Jamal Long said.
His family is visiting from Los Angeles and drove up on the scene.
“The last time I saw something like this I was watching it on the first 48,” he said.
A Memphis pastor pulled over to pray.
“My prayer is that we come together because its crucial at this time,” Rev. Walter Womack said. “There’s so much crime with young men killing one another.”
Luckily with all the bullets fired, no one else was hurt.
“It’s several bullets were fired but thankfully we only had several hit the vehicle,” Memphis Police Major John Williams said.
Now the question remains why those bullets were fired in the first place.
Police say there were three suspects in the car and it is a blue four-door sedan.