Police: Man shot while walking down Echles Road

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities are searching for a gunman after an early morning shooting in East Memphis.

WREG’s Bridget Chapman learned the victim was walking down Echles Road around 6:30 a.m. when he was struck by gunfire. Memphis police said he was rushed to the hospital but is expected to be okay.

Authorities were unable to provide any information on the suspect.

Neighbors said they were getting ready for work and to take their children to school when they came across the commotion outside.

“[It’s] shocking because we don’t really have this problem,” said neighbor Kevin Tate. “Every morning, we get up around here, we can stay up late outside if we want to, we don’t hear any gunshots, nobody flying up and down the street — none of that.”

MPD officers were on the scene for about two hours gathering evidence and speaking with witnesses.

If you can help, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.