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Men arrested after two separate shootings in South Memphis neighborhood

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two suspects were arrested after two separate shootings in South Memphis over the weekend.

The woman told police she was involved in an argument with Marico Evans on June 30 in the 500 block of East Dison. During that incident, Evans allegedly armed himself with a gun and made threats towards the victims before firing multiple shots at her and her child.

Evans then reportedly walked down the street with Christopher Evans and got into another fight with two witnesses over a previous incident. Both suspects then allegedly pulled out guns and fired multiple shots at the men.

On Sunday, neighbors told WREG's Jerrita Patterson that they heard as many as 40 gunshots during the dangerous encounters.

"Normally it's peaceful around here, but that was actually horrifying," a neighbor said. "I heard, 'boom, boom, boom, boom. Then it ceased for a minute, then it started back up and just continued."

Christopher Evans was located on East Dison and charged with aggravated assault.

The area was on lock-down as police searched by air and on the ground for Marico Evans, who was later captured in the 1700 block of Shadowlawn. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault (domestic violence), aggravated child endangerment, evading arrest on foot and two counts of aggravated assault.

No one was hurt during the shootings.

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