Man hurt, cars set on fire in early morning shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — “Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. Repetitiously,” Venorae Travers described guns shots that woke her Monday morning in her North Memphis neighborhood.

“I sat straight up in the bed because my two granddaughters were spending the night with me,” Travers said.

Neighbors saw yellow tape and flashing lights in the 2300 block of Vollintine after 4:00 a.m.

Witnesses described hearing 30 shots being fired into the house.

Seconds later, two cars were set on fire.

“I was just so glad I didn’t hear any glass breaking around here because I’m like a sitting duck,” Travers said.

The gunman shot a man in the leg.

Police said the victim is expected to be okay.

“It was just flames. You know? Just a series of flames,” Travers described.   “I was afraid because we took my grand babies upstairs because I didn’t know if the cars were going to explode.”

The victim’s girlfriend checked out the damage, as children stood in the background after living through a nightmare.

“I know that one of the cars was shot up before over there,” Travers explained.

Travers said the block she lives on is becoming familiar with violence, “But you know this is about, this is about the worst.”

Police are still working to find out who committed the crimes and why.

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