MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One person was injured in a shooting during an attempted carjacking in Whitehaven early Tuesday.
Police responded to the scene around 5:20 a.m. at the Lion Mart on Raines and Auburn Road.
One man was taken by ambulance to Regional One in critical condition.
The first reports from the scene are that a gunman was robbing the victim as he was putting gas in his car and during a struggle, the gun went off.
“Coffee and some gas and when he made it to the car, that’s when the guy tried to rob him,” a witness identified as Joe said.
With a getaway driver behind the wheel, the victim was ambushed by two other men who witnesses say appeared to be after the victim’s car.
“One guy, he tried to take his keys from him so he pushed the other guy and the other guy shot him,” Joe said.
Joe found himself having to take cover at the first sound of shots being fired. He says the victim did not give up without a fight.
The victim is now in non-critical condition and is expected to be okay.
Police have not made any arrests at this time.
If you know anything about this incident, you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.