MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis police are searching for a man who pistol-whipped a woman and her daughter in their East Memphis driveway before pistol-whipping and a robbing a man about a block away.
Celeston Lopez said he had just returned home from church and was parking his car at his apartment on Dunn Avenue around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday when a man dressed in all black began running toward him with a gun.
"He asked me for money, but I didn't have money," Lopez recalled in Spanish.
Not satisfied with answer, Lopez said the man turned violent before snatching his phone and car keys.
"He hit me three times in the head with the weapon that he brought and I almost bled, but no," said Lopez.
Minutes earlier on Kimball Avenue, police said possibly the same man attacked two women.
One of the women told police she had gotten out of her car around 9:30 p.m. when the man approached her and pulled out two handguns.
She told police he began chasing her around the driveway and even fired shots into the air.
She said the man then grabbed her by her hair and dragged her to the ground before pistol-whipping her in the head.
When the woman's mother came outside to help her daughter, she told police she too was struck in the head with a gun.
Both incidents are worrying to neighbors.
"Y'all running people away from they neighborhoods, basically, 'cause don't nobody want to stay in no neighborhood where they constantly have to look behind they shoulder and feel like they gonna get shot," said Teirney Holloway.
Other neighbors told WREG that the woman on Kimball Avenue may have been followed home.