Police investigating overnight shooting near airport

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are searching for a suspect who opened fire on a man returning home late Sunday evening.

The incident happened in the 3500 block of Pearson Road off Lamar Avenue in the airport area.

According to initial reports, the man had just pulled up to the home when the suspect got out of the car and pulled a gun on him without saying a word. There was a brief struggle over the gun before the victim was shot in the forearm.

"I was on my into bed when all of a sudden I heard five shots," neighbor Kathy Gorgia said.

Gorgia says she looked out of her window but didn't see anything until officers showed up.

That's when she knew someone had been shot and heard police found s many as nine shell casings.

"I was like, 'This is a shock. This is too close to home," Gorgia said.

It appears the victim was trying to flee the scene when he was shot. He was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be okay.

Still, people who have lived on the street for decades tell us it's normally a quiet area where people look after each other.

They want to keep it that way.

"It's scary because my husband is about to retire, and we don't want to leave here. We don't want to move," a neighbor said.

The suspect remains at large.

Call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH if you can help.

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