Man shot at over toy race car

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- One man is recovering in the hospital after police said he was shot at over a toy race car.

The shooting happened early Thursday morning in the Gordman's parking lot off of Winchester in east Memphis.

Police said a group of men were racing remote control cars in the shopping center parking lot.

"From what I was told, there was some gambling going on over there, and they got into an argument about it," one man told WREG.

Police said two people started arguing about whose car was faster, and then one of the men went to his car and got a gun.

Police said the man fired a shot into the victim's driver-side window as he was trying to leave.

They said the victim was injured by the shattered glass.

Shoppers told WREG they are scared by how bold criminals are becoming.

"This is a nice shopping center, and I don't want to get shot when I'm shopping," one woman said.

Some are pointing to the city to do something about it.

"Hopefully, police will take this as a sign that they need to patrol this area a little bit more," one man said.

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting. The victim's name has not been released.


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