Liquor store shooting sends man, innocent bystander to hospital

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Two people, including an innocent bystander, were rushed to the hospital following an overnight shooting at a liquor store.

Police said one man was detained in the case, but no charges had been filed as of Thursday afternoon.

According to police, the suspect and the victim pulled up to the store at the corner of Mt. Moriah and Ridgeway around 10:30 Wednesday night. The pair reportedly knew each other from working together years ago and words were exchanged leading to the suspect firing shots in the parking lot.

The victim ran into the store followed by the suspect. That's when the victim was shot three times.

"I was trying to get up out of here. I don't know what happened or how it went down, but he just came through the door shooting," a witness said.

Police said a woman inside the store was also shot during the incident. She was able to drive herself to St. Francis Hospital for treatment and is expected to be okay.

The victim was taken to the Regional Medical Center by first responders. He too is expected to be okay.

People in the area told WREG  they are shocked by the bizarre crime.

"Innocent people are getting shot. You know, somebody probably just got off work and was trying to get them a little drink and go home and relax. You never know when something crazy is going to happen," business owner Andreco Boone said.

If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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