MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is in critical condition after being shot during an attempted robbery at a Parkway Village gas station.
Memphis police are looking for a 20-year-old suspect who they say shot a man just after midnight Thursday morning at the Z Market on South Perkins Road.
WREG was on scene as first responders whisked the victim off to the Regional Medical Center in an ambulance.
Hours later, the gas station was back open and packed with customers.
"It is scary," said customer TJ Vinegas. "Yea it is, because we came over here to get some food and, you know, it is scary."
Police are giving few details right now, but say the suspect is a 20-year-old man who’s 5’8” and 150 pounds. They say he was wearing a red hoodie, black pants and white tennis shoes.
Investigators roped off the gas pumps as they looked for evidence and searched a blue pickup truck, but they haven't said who that truck belongs to.
"I just shake my head," said Charles Fleming, who lives around the block. "When I first moved on the street over there on Brimwood, people got killed. So, there’s been killing ever since then."
Vinegas says he goes to the gas station every single day, and is praying the victim pulls through.
"I hope everything is ok," he said.
For Fleming, news of a shooting in the neighborhood wasn’t a surprise.
"Not really 'cause I’m used to it," he said. "I come from South Memphis, so it’s normal to me... It’s been tragic going around the neighborhood for years."
If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.