Neighbors Call Raleigh Shooting Spike “Frightening”

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(Memphis) Sonya Lynn smiled on Saturday, but Friday brought different emotions.

"I have a 16-year-old and a 21-year-old so it's frightening. It is," Lynn said.

The Raleigh community in Memphis erupted in gun shots leading up to the weekend.

"We know what to expect when it gets hotter, when it gets warmer they tend to act up," Lynn explained.

"You know summer`s not even here yet and we`re already starting," Major Lambert Ross, Spokesperson for the Memphis Police Department, said.

The first shooting happened around noon on Friday at the Ashton Hill Apartments on Olathe Drive.

Police told WREG a man was shot and rushed to the hospital.  At last check the victim remained in critical condition.

"Our battle never ends," Major Ross said.  "It's day and night."

Two hours following the first shooting, a man limped into a fire station on Whitney Avenue. He was shot in the leg, officers said.

At 7:30 p.m. neighbors at the Beverly Hills Apartments near Stage Road witness a crime scene following another shooting.

"A lot of shell casings but thankfully he was only shot one time," Major Ross told WREG.

Another man was blasted in the back with a bullet.

"Try to prepare for these things but there's not a whole lot you can do," Major Ross said. "You can not be at every place all the time."

Lynn plans to hold her kids a little closer this summer.

"We just try to maintain and keep eyes on them (and) know where they are at at all times," Lynn said.

Other people who live in the community are calling on a higher power over the Easter weekend.

"Just trust the Lord to take care of us," Marcie Agent said.

All of the shooting investigation are ongoing as police work to determine who shot the victims and why.


    • Uncle Rooster

      You can choose not to live, you can choose not to think, but you cannot avoid the consequences of such choices — except by trying to make others pay for your default.

    • Paul

      Your folks are blowing each other way on a daily basis and you want to call whites stupid? At least we don’t kill each other in Memphis on a DAILY basis. NOTE: Most of the shootings are in the black neighborhoods….I wonder why. Germantown and Collierville rarely have shootings, stabbings or other violent crime. I wonder why? Could it BE that Collierville and Gtown are mostly white? Yes, I believe that is correct. At least those stupid white folks are not shooting each other today in the suburbs. Before the week is over some black will kill another black in a mostly black area, wanna bet? Didn’t think so.

  • Uncle Rooster

    mr. matt said, the look on that ladies face is like…we are doomed!

    WE ARE DOOMED as long as we continue to blame race or other factors and not Satan! We are doing the work of the government in that we are looking at and blaming each other for their plans to enslave the entire planet and each person, no matter your race or religion. Satan wants to rule us all, dont fall for his tactics, be strong and show each other respect and stop this attack on your fellow man, stand together and stop the ONE World order machine.

    Happy Easter and be good to each other!

  • The Real HatesElvis

    Oooh tough computer guys killers of the keyboard, all you guys really are just dumb f uck¡n white men go put a sheet on and ride a horse down Winchester we need a good laugh…

  • Hard Truths

    Just back from Nashville. NICE, intelligent, well-spoken people, of ALL races. The valet and the guy doing the sheets in the hotel both smiled and joked with guests. Servers in restaurants without Memphis’ notoriously SURLY customer service.

    Nashville has a great future. A beautiful and cultured city.

    Memphis, OTOH, is a suppurating sinkhole. Blacks in Memphis are savages, whites are redneck trash.

    Black and white professionals and college graduates in Memphis are generally from SOMEWHERE ELSE.

    This is a BAD gene pool. We should stop pretending that we aren’t headed down the primrose path to being the next Detroit or East St. Louis. And we have a spineless, corrupt, INCOMPETENT political class.

    BREAD AND CIRCUSES, bread and circuses, MORE BREAD AND CIRCUSES for the mob!

    There are NO adults in charge of local government. Memphis is doomed. I’m here for reasons DESPITE that inescapable fact.

    Memphis got redlined in 1968 — and the people who made it happen were our own white civic leadership — all the way to the top. YES, they PAID for the assassination of Dr. King.

    Dumb white racists. They in turn empowered the dumb black racists.

    • Munkeeeeeee

      Keep making up excuses Leroy, all you can come up with is when a white person does a mass shooting, but you blacks make up for that number in one day across the country in your ghettos. A white person shoots 15 people, two to three times that get killed in the inner cities on a daily basis yet you are too stupid to see the proportion is higher in relation to the black population.

      You bring up Tim McVeigh, yeah, he killed 168 people, but in the year of the Trayvon trial nearly 11,000 blacks killed other blacks, and not a peep was heard out of Sharpton, Jackson, Farrakhan, Obama, or any of your so-called black leaders…the only thing Obama had to say about it was to compare a teenage thug to a son he never had.

      You’re a pathetic lot.

  • Munkeeeeeee

    Love how blacks try and justify their actions when the are 30% of the population yet commit more crimes in proportion to their race than whites.

    Go to a trailer park, do you see people getting shot, stabbed, run over, beaten, robbed, etc… on a daily basis?

    Go to a ghetto, it happens almost every single day.

    You blacks live with blinders on, you can’t see past the corner liquor store and Leroy the crackhead to know you are part of the problem by doing nothing about the solution.

    • Thomas H. Evans

      Munkeeeeeee _ So what is your solution to the problem? I actually agree with most of what you are saying, however, just like most Republicans, you can spew your little dirty words/expressions (You Blacks), but what do you suggest as a solution for this problem. I am willing to meet with you or any other White, Black, Red, or Purple man/woman to discuss what “WE” can do to turn this thing around. We obviously can’t rely or depend on our people at City Hall. they are not capable of getting anything right, so what do you say, why don’t we give it a try?

  • Paul

    My solution to the problem was to move my family out of this death trap. And THAT is what I did. The educated folks are moving out of Memphis in RECORD numbers and can you blame them?

    Stay if you want too but don’t blame me when your son is shot by the next gang of drive by shooters.

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