Police investigating two overnight shootings
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — MPD detectives are looking for suspects following a pair of shootings early Tuesday morning.
Around 1:30 a.m., police say a shooting victim showed up at the Dixie Queen on Summer Avenue near Hollywood Street.
The victim told police he was shot while driving in his car, but police haven’t released any details about what led to that shooting.
A short time later, police responded to a second shooting at Poplar Avenue and Pauline Street in the Medical District.
Officers were flagged down by a motorist who picked up a shooting victim.
The victim said it also happened in the 2400 block of Summer Avenue.
He said he was sitting in a vehicle with another person at a watermelon stand when several suspects walked up to them with guns and “told them to drop it off,” according to the police report. He said they then started shooting; he was hit in the chest, but the other person was not hurt.
Both shooting victims were taken to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
Call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH if you have any information about these shootings.