Gang member charged after allegedly shooting at women, children

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A known gang member will be in court on Thursday facing charges in connection with a shots fired incident that put children in danger.

Bernard Mason was charged with aggravated assault and violating the no-gang policy at the Chickasaw Place Apartments in Binghampton.

Police said Mason was there on August 26 when another man fired shots into a car with four women and two children inside. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Police believe  22-year-old Ephron Threat was the gunman.

They say Threat is a known gang member who's committed a similar crime before. In 2014, they say the then 18-year-old fired into a car with three people inside.

Just two months earlier, records show he shot a man four times.

"We've seen him over there, but we thought he just lived there. We didn't know what was going on with him," neighbor Rose Ficklin said.

Police say he's known to stay in the area of Red Oaks and Mimose. He's likely driving a grey Jeep Cherokee with Tennessee tags 1-J-5-6-X-6.

If you know where he is call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

Both men are known members of Grape Street Crip.

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