6 shot, 1 stabbed in separate incidents

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Six people were shot and one person was stabbed to death in three separate incidents in Memphis early Saturday morning.

Just before 1 a.m. police responded to a mass shooting in Hickory Hill. Police said five people were shot and one person was hit by a car at the Peachtree Center on Mount Moriah Road. Investigators said the shooting was between two rival gangs and happened during a dice game in the parking lot.

Saturday morning, shop owners in the Peachtree Center were sweeping up shattered glass. We counted at least four bullet holes in windows and doors at the shopping plaza.

"My door was shot, and of course there is blood right there," Wiley Jefferson of Maximum Refunds said.

An hour later police responded to a stabbing at the Eden at Watersedge Apartments.

Mary Pace said her 19-year-old son got into an argument with his father and stabbed him several times. She was also stabbed in the leg.

"He took out a knife and just started stabbing him and stabbing him," Pace said.

At the same time police were investigating the stabbing, officers were trying to figure out who shot a man found lying in the middle of Egypt Central Road in Raleigh.

Wiley Jefferson, who considers himself a victim of crime after this, said the community must come together to stop this kind of behavior.

"Crime is something the city needs to address, and we need to address it now," Jefferson said.

Police arrested a suspect in the stabbing but still have not made any arrests in the shootings.

If you know anything, call CrimeStoppers at 528-CASH.


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