Man found near East Memphis church with gunshot wound to the chest has died

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One person is dead after being shot in the chest overnight in East Memphis.

According to police, the unresponsive man was located in the middle of the roadway right next to New Testament Christian Church on Mt Moriah near Quince. The victim was rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition where he later died.

It’s unclear if the shooting happened at that location. Authorities were searching the area for evidence but quickly cleared the scene, possibly indicating they are looking for another crime scene.

Neighbors who spoke with WREG say they didn’t hear anything during the reported incident. They say this kind of violence doesn’t normally happen there.

“It’s pretty rare for this neighborhood. It’s a pretty old and established neighborhood,” a neighbor said. “It’s crazy what’s going on. If people would go home and go to bed you wouldn’t have half this stuff going on.”

If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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