Man critically injured in North Memphis shooting

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Police are looking for suspects following a shooting in North Memphis overnight.

The shooting happened around 11:15 p.m. Sunday near Faxon Avenue and Decatur Street.

Friends said Rico Yancey was walking back from the store when he was jumped by two men with a gun who tried to rob him.

They said he struggled with them over the weapon and that's when he was shot.

"I was just sitting on the porch waiting for him to come across the street and I just seen him fall," said Vantisha Fentress.

Fentress ran inside the home they both live in to get help.

The 36-year-old victim managed to make it back home where he collapsed.

"He came in the house and I tried to call 911 and the line was busy, and so we took him around the corner," she said.

Fenttress said someone told her there were fire fighters one street over trying to put out a house fire.

She put Yancey in her car and got him there as fast as she could.

"They got him out of the car and they did what they had to do," she said.

The firefighters radioed for an ambulance which took the victim to the Regional Medical Center where he's listed in critical condition.

Fentress said Yancey was shot twice but didn't get a good look at the suspect.

Right now, detectives are interviewing the victim to try and identify the gunman responsible for this crime.

If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.