Man shot in North Memphis, suspect not in custody

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is in critical condition in the hospital after being shot in North Memphis on Sunday, and police have not found who is responsible.

The shooting was reported to happen around 1 p.m. Sunday at 1053 N. Watkins. A man was shot and taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition.

Police said the suspect could have been in an older model, four-door Cadillac, but they did not know what color the car was.

The shooting took place near a convenience store on Watkins.

Streets in the area were blocked off with crime scene tape while police investigated.

"I don't want to get killed," said a 12-year-old who was leaving the convenience store at the time of the shooting. "I started to cry. It was really making me nervous because gun shots, I don't really like guns like that."

The 12-year-old said after the shooting, he immediately ran home to his parents for safety. He said he just wants everyone to be careful.

"All I'm saying is, people, please be safe out here in these streets," he said. "It's not a good life."

Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH and leave an anonymous tip.
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