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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are searching for a man who allegedly opened fire on three juveniles late Monday evening.

"I just saw two or three cars out there with the lights flashing. I looked out the window, and then I just laid back down and went to sleep," neighbor Gene Medford said.

He didn't find out until Tuesday morning the noise was a result of a drive-by shooting.

"We haven't been having any trouble on this street at all."

But officers say the shooting call came from the 1900 block of St. Elmo around 11:30 p.m. That's where they found a 17-year-old boy who had been shot in the right knee.

The teen told police he was walking down the street with some friends when a car passed him going the opposite way. The driver suddenly did a u-turn, came back towards the group of juveniles and opened fire.

Only one person was hurt.

The victim's family told us he is expected to be okay, and the shooting was completely random.

Although it's an uncommon occurrence, Medford said he's not going to let it bother him.

"I don't get nervous. I just trust in the Lord to take care of me and mind my own business."

He did mention how it has been busy in the neighborhood recently.

Just over a week ago, a boy on a bicycle was hit by a truck in the same area and was sent to the hospital.

Neighbors just hope it'll return to being a calm street again soon, with no one else getting hurt.

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

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