MEMPHIS, Tenn. - - Two men were shot and robbed after a home break in around 4:30 this morning. It happened on Derbyshire Avenue in Frayser.
Police say two men broke in, stole property, and shot two male victims. What was stolen is unclear.
According to a police report, one of the victims was sleeping on the couch when a suspect broke in, woke him up at gunpoint, and shot him in the arm as the victim went to turn on the lights. The victim ran to a nearby home for help, but no one answered the door.
The suspects fled in a black Chevy Impala. Police found a second man in the home with gunshot wounds to his legs.
Sharon McBride has lived across the street for 25 years. She is shocked to hear about the home invasion.
"Nothing as serious as that ever since I've lived over here has ever happened," she says.
"Bullets have no names. You saying somebody was shot. I'm just thankful it didn't fly over here to this house by some mishap, because who knows when you start shooting. You don't know which way things are going to go," she says.
McBride lives with her daughter and 92 year old mother. She's going to keep a closer eye on her mom to keep her safe, but doesn't want to tell her two people were shot right across the street.
"She get nervous about things and it's understandable and I don't want her to know that that happened so close because it'll probably scare her," she says.
It looks like a lot of shots were fired during the break in. Police found bullet holes throughout the house.
Both victims were taken to the hospital. The man shot in the legs was taken in critical condition, but on last check, is expected to live.