Two women found shot along a Whitehaven Road

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are looking for the person who shot two women and left them on  the side of a Whitehaven road early Wednesday morning.

One of the victims was pronounced dead on the scene and the other is in the hospital in critical condition.

Patrice Smith said a good Samaritan found her daughter, Dereece Smith, and her granddaughter’s aunt along Lakeview Road.

She said Florence Jones was killed and  her daughter was rushed to the hospital after being shot at least three times.

Earlier in the day, police said both woman had died, but  hours later sent out a correction on Twitter saying one of the victims was still alive.

Patrice Smith said her daughter lives  on Tulane, about a mile and half away, and she had no idea what she was doing on Lakeview.

“Whoever did this why would they just bring them on this street and throw them and leave them for dead,” said Patrice Smith.

Police have not released any suspect information.  If you know anything call Crime Stoppers at (901)528-CASH.  You can remain anonymous and could get a cash reward.

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