MPD investigating attempted robbery, shooting at Winchester Road church

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 64-year-old man was rushed to the hospital following an attempted robbery and shooting at a local church.

The incident happened at Wholeness in Christ Family Ministries in the 1700 block of Winchester Road near Millbranch.

The victim was reportedly doing work inside the building in preparation for the congregation’s move to a new location when a lone suspect tried to rob him. At some point the victim was shot, but first responders told WREG he is expected to be okay.

A witness on the scene told police she heard the gunshot and noticed two young men running away from the scene towards the New Horizon Gardens Apartments. Police sent several officers to the scene to search for the pair.