Shooter On The Loose In South Memphis

(Memphis) Police swarmed the intersection of Ford and Melton in South Memphis Monday after a shooting sent four people to the hospital, including a 17-year-old.

Tuesday, the neighborhood was quiet, and police were searching for who did it.

Lorene Swan says she heard screaming.

“They said, ‘There’s going to be shooting out here! A killing!’ and that was it.”

Swan says normally these things don’t get her out of bed, but Monday night was different.

“When my neighbor called me I got up and when I came out, man I’ve never seen so many blue lights in all of my life.”

That’s a problem, says Marcus Bufkin, who lives across the street from Swan.

He’s lived on this road for 40 years, and this is the first time he remembers a shooting being so close to his home.

“We hear them every now and then sometimes from farther away and it echoes, but these, I could tell they were very close.”

Neighbors say the police always come after the shootings, but what they need to see is more police during the day to put a stop to this.

Swan said, “I haven’t seen too many.”

She says she would feel more safe if she saw the more often.

“It would be nice,” she said.


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