MPD: One killed, another injured in Barron Avenue shooting

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Police are trying to find out who’s responsible for shooting and killing a man in Southeast Memphis around 1 a.m. Saturday.

It happened near Barron Avenue and Will Scarlet Road.

“I can’t believe this happened here," said Luis Rodriguez.

Rodriguez said he's is in disbelief a man was shot and killed just down the street from him.

“We don’t have problems," he said. "It’s quiet, this area.”

He said his wife heard the commotion early Saturday morning.

“She saw a lot of police and ambulances, like two to three ambulances, like seven to eight police cars, but we don’t know exactly what happened," said Rodriguez.

Police said a 27-year-old and 53-year-old man were shot in a car near Barron Avenue and Will Scarlet Road.

The 27-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene, while the 53-year-old was brought to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

One neighbor said he called police after hearing about seven gunshots but stayed in the safety of his home. Officers said one of the victims' girlfriend also called to say her boyfriend had been shot.

Other neighbors told WREG's Bridget Chapman what stood out to them the most was a loud screech of tires as a car headed down the street.

Shreds of crime scene tape still remained in the area Saturday afternoon, and blood is splattered up the sidewalk on Barron Avenue.

“I feel for the family," said Rodriguez.

The life lost marks the 32nd homicide of the year in Memphis, leaving everyone sick of this violence.

“It’s scary," said Rodriguez. "It’s scary because now in Memphis, all the areas are dangerous.”

If you have any information that could help lead to an arrest, you’re asked to call CrimeStoppers. That number is 901-528-CASH.