Officers responded to 5740 Mount Moriah Extended around 6 p.m. Saturday.
They say one male was shot and taken to Regional One in critical condition.
One nearby business owner said he heard about two gunshots coming from the crime scene. But another area business owner said she believes the shooting didn’t take place at this location.
“He came up the street driving really slow, like he couldn’t take it anymore," the witness said. "And he pulled over and that’s when he fell out the car already shot.”
Business continued as normal at the Dixie Queen as police gathered evidence, surrounding a white van in the parking lot.
"Maybe he was at the wrong place, wrong time," the witness said. "Maybe he was around someone. I don’t know what happened but I really hope he makes it through.”
She says the area is usually quiet filled with several small businesses and kids walking to the East End skating rink, only a few buildings down from the crime scene.