Violent start to the day as authorities investigate several early morning shootings
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — First responders across the city had a busy night, responding to multiple shootings that left several people injured.
Uber Eats Driver Fears for His Life
The first one happened around 12:30 at IHOP in the 1200 block of Shelby Drive near the Southland Mall.
According to the police report, an Uber Eats delivery driver was getting ready to leave when three men approached his vehicle. One pointed a gun at him and demanded he keep quiet and hand over his keys and money.
Instead, the man pulled a gun from the console and opened fire, striking the suspect. The other two men opened fire before fleeing the scene on foot.
The suspect, who has not been identified, was rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
Another suspect later showed up at the hospital and was taken into custody. He was identified by police as John Jefferson.
Authorities said the three men may be connected to another robbery earlier that night.
Man Shot While Inside His Home
About 45 minutes later, another person was taken to the hospital after shots rang out outside a home in the 800 block of Nonconnah Road.
The bullets reportedly entered the home striking a man inside. He is expected to be okay.
Man Shot in The Head
Police are also investigating after a man was shot in the head in the 2300 block of Hunter Street around 1:45 a.m.
In that case, a 42-year-old man was shot by an unknown suspect and rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition. The man is expected to be okay.
Shot and Robbed at Mapco
Finally, officers were called to the Mapco gas station at the corner of Airways and Winchester Avenue after a 37-year-old was shot near Ketchum Place and Tori Drive.
The victim in that case was riding with a friend when an unknown man approached him with a semi-automatic handgun and shot him.
The suspect took off after stealing cash and other items from the victim.
That man is expected to be okay.
If you can help, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.