Brother shoots brother in North Memphis, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say a gunman shot his own brother outside a house in North Memphis on Monday night.

It happened just before midnight in the 1200 block of Firestone Avenue.

Officers found Raymond Thomas on the floor of the living room.

He told officers his brother shot him outside the home, but he wouldn't answer any questions after that.

Investigators say they talked to a man who lives at the home, but the landlord says no one lives there.

Willie Gray says he wasn't surprised when he heard gunfire.

"You hear shots all the time," the neighbor said. "I looked outside and didn't see anyone, so I went back in the house."

He said the details surrounding the shooting don't add up.

"No, they don't," Gray said.

He says he's still sad to hear about a man allegedly shooting his own brother and wonder if they were fighting.

If so, he says cooler heads should have prevailed.

"Somebody should have walked off," Gray said.

A woman who lives a couple of doors down says a lot of young people are always hanging outside of the home.

"I don't associate with them. I don't deal with them," she said.

The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

No arrests have been made.