Neighborhood Fights To End Violence After Two Double Shootings In Three Days

(Frayser) Blue lights flashed in the middle of the day in Frayser on Martha Drive, where a man was dead in the middle of the street.

“He took his last breath as we came around the corner,” Joneisha Fleming said.

Neighbors are saddened and frustrated by the violence.

“We’re just tired of seeing all the bad things around here,” neighbor Dewayne Williams said.

“Stop the violence. Just stop,” neighbor Fannie Durham said.

Two men were shot outside a home on Martha just after 2 in the afternoon. One man was killed, the other injured. He ran 100 yards through the backyards of homes until he found help on Gillie Road.

“We saw somebody coming around the corner screaming, ‘Help! Help!’ So we picked him up and brought him into the house and call the ambulance. We were like what’s wrong. All he kept saying was ‘my friend Mike, my friend Mike, I hope he ain’t dead. I hope he ain’t dead,’” Flemming said.

Police aren’t saying what sparked the shooting, but neighbors say the reason doesn’t really matter.

“It should not be socially acceptable for someone to have a gun in the middle of the street in broad daylight,” Pastor Deandre Brown said.

Pastor Brown and his Lifeline to Success Ministry just held a barbeque Tuesday in Frayser, to show that Monday’s double shooting is not silencing their efforts to fight crime.

While he wasn’t expecting to hold another barbeque so soon, he will.

“Got to get the grill out and try to do something tomorrow,” Brown

While these shootings are heartbreaking, the spirit to bring a change is strong than ever.

“We have got to become to be more aware and understand that life has value,” he said.

“There’s so much hope moving forward. We hate someone had to lose their life, but we pray this can be a catalyst that teaches people this can no longer be tolerated in our neighborhood.”

Police are not releasing the names or ages of the victims. They said they do have one person in custody.

19 comments

    • Wake up and Smell the Coffee

      Frayser has been trying to ” Take Back our Neighborhood!!” for twenty years. Wake up fools and move your loved ones out of Frayser before you or your loved one gets shot or knifed to death.

  • Kevin

    stupid hicks are always the first to comment on stuff they know nothing about … comment on the meth your family members are using and all the child molesters in your family. David, Brenda, and Midtown clown are the lowest form of people in this country (worst then any terrorist). They are the ones that sit back like cowards and do nothing but complain and throw out racist comments.

    • Nate Higgers

      If hating ni99ers makes someone a racist, then welcome to the racist world. Everyone hates ni99ers, even other ni99ers.

  • Loves Elvis

    Next thing you know is when one of the THUGS gets hungry they will kill someone just so the preacher throws a bar-b-que! It’s just like welfare, was supposed to be a hand up but has now become a way of life. Now they will kill for the food.

  • Eagle Beagle

    You all come with this racist BS…you’re all just a bunch of racist backazzward redneck hillbilly country fkks…you probably never left the woods in all your life…you crave to listen to thug music..dress like thugs..act like thugs..claim your white azzes as thugs..and then hide behind the screen and post $hit about thugs…in reality you are just jealous of the thugs and wish that your life was just a fraction of the excitement that these thugs portray…DON’T YOU????

    • Wake up and Smell the Coffee

      That redneck on redneck crime in Frayser is so bad. Wait a minute, 98 percent of the murders in Frayser are….wait for it Black on Black crime. And no free Bar B que and pastors ranting going to change things in Frayser. (Note: The shooting in this article was black on black crime.) The educated blacks moved from Frayser, years ago. The thugs now run this part of Memphis.

  • Darkcharcoalbeastsaresavages

    Charcoal beasts are the true savages, sold each other into slavery and can’t admit they are the problem.

  • Nate Higgers

    Ni99ers are not human, and are not capable of residing in any modern civilized human society. We all know the truth. They are unevolved apes.

  • CIVILblackLADY

    They called black people monkeys but wen u cut the hair on a monkey wat color is the skin…. awww ok i guess they shud kno we r human and no matter wats ur race this world is just FU**** UP

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