Victim dead after shooting on Macon Road

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say a victim in a shooting in the Highland Heights area died, and the suspects were on the run Thursday.

Officers responded to a shooting at a rooming house in the 3400 block of Macon Road around 10 a.m.

They found a male victim with gunshot wounds. He was later pronounced dead.

The suspected shooter left the scene in a green, late-model hatchback, driving eastbound on Macon. Call 901-528-CASH with tips.

Wanda Manuel, co-owner of the rooming house, said her fiancé was checking on the property Thursday morning when the shooting happened.

She says he saw two men go into the rooming house. The victim, whom she believes is nicknamed Rico, knew them and let them in.

She says the two men robbed and shot the victim.

Manuel said the man was able to call his friend, saying, "I have been shot. I don’t think I’m going to be able to make it."

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