Shooter On The Loose In South Memphis

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(Memphis) Police swarmed the intersection of Ford and Melton in South Memphis Monday after a shooting sent four people to the hospital, including a 17-year-old.

Tuesday, the neighborhood was quiet, and police were searching for who did it.

Lorene Swan says she heard screaming.

"They said, 'There's going to be shooting out here! A killing!' and that was it."

Swan says normally these things don't get her out of bed, but Monday night was different.

"When my neighbor called me I got up and when I came out, man I've never seen so many blue lights in all of my life."

That's a problem, says Marcus Bufkin, who lives across the street from Swan.

He's lived on this road for 40 years, and this is the first time he remembers a shooting being so close to his home.

"We hear them every now and then sometimes from farther away and it echoes, but these, I could tell they were very close."

Neighbors say the police always come after the shootings, but what they need to see is more police during the day to put a stop to this.

Swan said, "I haven't seen too many."

She says she would feel more safe if she saw the more often.

"It would be nice," she said.


  • Robert

    The headline must refer to that specific incident. I’m sure there’s more than one shooter loose in South Memphis.

    • bambam84

      Anyone else ever notice how it’s always,”People ask for,” or,”Neighbors request,” more patrols during the day? Yet, they never reveal any names of the people asking? P.R. blitz by MPD, perhaps?

      • canadianwhiskeygirl

        Bambam84, would u give YOUR NAME?? Or be like the others and be afraid of reliation?! Just food for thought…and a.REALITY CHECK!!!

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