Man critically injured in Parkway Village shooting

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis police are trying to track down a gunman who shot a man on American Way Saturday morning.

Police say the victim, whose name hasn't been released, is in critical condition in the hospital.

Investigators spent Saturday morning and early afternoon scouring the crime scene on American Way between Lamar Avenue and Getwell Road for evidence.

Police searched a pickup truck with a shattered window and tried to find shell casings that could point to a suspect.

"It’s not a bad area during the day by no means, but at night, it gets pretty rough," said Chris Moore, a car mechanic who works nearby.

But this shooting didn’t happen at night – it happened around 10:30 in the morning. And whether the shooting was random or stemmed from road rage or something else is still unclear.

Police are only saying the suspect was possibly driving a black Chevrolet Impala, and that they don’t know if the gunman and victim knew each other.

"Certain people just drive around, throw middle fingers, and some of them just cut off in front of you, hit the brakes," said truck driver Jeremy Gary.

Gary says he doesn’t take any chances on Memphis streets.

"Just don’t pay it no mind," he said. "Sometimes you have to think for yourself and others. They never know what’s going through your mind and you never know what’s going through their mind."

And in a time when many people are fighting for fewer guns in the city, he believes more guns – in the right hands – could save lives.

"If you’ve got a gun license, you won’t have to worry about most of the things that’s going on," Gary said.

In October, less than a mile from the crime scene, two people survived after being shot at the Love’s Travel Stop on Lamar. And in August, a 26-year-old man was killed when he and a 24-year-old woman were shot at the Garden Inn and Suites across the street.

WREG has repeatedly asked police for more information on Saturday morning’s shooting, but they haven’t responded.

If you know anything, you can call in an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

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