Suspects at large after robbing, shooting father in front of son

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Another violent robbery in the Memphis area.

Some shoes, a jacket and what looks like a backpack were left after a 37-year-old man was shot several times during a robbery that, police say, happened right in front of his 16-year-old son.

"It's sickening and sad, and it's happening too much," a resident said.

Police say the father and son where South Bound on Graham from the Grahamwood Condominiums when they were approached by three men in a gray Jeep Cherokee.

The father was shot twice, once in the leg and once in the shoulder.

People in the neighborhood were disturbed to hear the details, but not surprised it happened.

Vincent Wilson says he's tired of people preying on others for nothing.

"It's happening everywhere. People are shooting people for no reason," Wilson said. "All you can do is go out and make some money. This guy here is tinting my windows, and that's the hussle he had."

Jerry Davis says everyone wants to blame police and the mayor for not doing enough to keep them safe, but says the community has to come together to address and stop the crime.

"We're not going to be able to stop it unless we get back to what needs to be done. We need to be helping and loving one another regardless of race, culture or creed," Davis said.

The father was transported to the hospital in critical-condition but has since been upgraded to non-critical.

His son was not injured.

Authorities have not released any additional information on the suspects.

If you can help, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.