MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It was a violent start to the weekend. Shortly after the strike of midnight, Memphis Police were busy responding to and investigating a deadly shooting.

Hours before the sun was even up Saturday, Memphis Police were called to an area near Lockett Place and South Belvedere near the heart of Midtown.

Minutes after midnight detectives were responding to a shots fired call. When they arrived, one man was discovered dead.

More crime is ushering in more concern for those like Henry Cole Jr.

“It’s going to take God, first of all, for people to be aware that God exists, and that God don’t want us killing each other man,” Cole Jr. said.

This Memphis native is pulling no punches, saying we as a community, can do better and deserve better.

Detectives have not said what prompted the deadly attack. Regardless, Mr. Cole says its takes everyone reaching out from community leaders to church leaders.

“Preach to these young guys because a lot of them aren’t getting that guidance from the house, from home,” Cole Jr. said.

Where that shooting victim’s body was discovered could actually be beneficial to investigators.  There are businesses everywhere near the crime scene.

With businesses, surveillance cameras are likely to be present. That means it could help detectives find the person responsible for one of the city’s latest attacks.

We are still working to get information about who is responsible, and details surrounding what prompted the shooting.

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