MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police say a man was found dead in a burning vehicle in Southwest Memphis on Tuesday night.

The horrific crime took place in the 3500 block of Silas near Weaver Road. Around 9:20 p.m. Memphis Police say a man was found dead, but it’s how they found his body that has residents terrified.

One neighbor says the fire was so large and the law enforcement presence so massive, he initially believed a house was on fire.

Once firefighters doused the flames, police say they made a shocking discovery.

A 46-year-old man was found dead inside the charred vehicle, according to MPD.

“It’s just something wrong with the people in society these days. They don’t care nothing about life,” one neighbor said. “They kill you and then they burn you up in a car that’s awful.”

The man lives nearby and says he heard multiple gunshots followed by police sirens.

Memphis police have released little details on the deadly fire.

If you know anything about this incident, you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.