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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has launched a homicide investigation after a young man was shot Wednesday evening.

According to authorities, Maalik Smith was shot multiple times in the 5300 block of Annandale Drive around 10 p.m.

The Sheriff's Office says Jones was found on the front porch of his house.

No one at the home spoke to WREG, but residents are hoping investigators find the person responsible.

Neighbors told WREG they heard about four shots before the 21-year-old was discovered on the home's porch by his mother.

He was rushed to the Regional Medical Center, but later died from his injuries.

People in the neighborhood say the worst thing they've seen happen on their street is someone being pulled over for speeding.

That is until Wednesday night.

Freddie Jones says he and his wife heard around four gun shots coming from the house next door and then saw flashing lights.

"I thought somebody was trying to get in our house," Jones said.

"I didn't see him on the front porch. I just saw the ambulance coming and saw them taking someone off in a stretcher, and I was just hoping it wasn't one of my neighbors," he said.

The victim's mother told WREG her son had just gotten off work, picked her up and drove her to her car.

She says when she got home a short time later, she found him lying on the front porch.

This is the second homicide in Shelby County so far in 2018. In 2017, the county only had five.

So far, authorities have not released any information on the suspect.

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