Man grazed by bullet while working in neighbor’s yard

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The wild west in an East Memphis neighborhood when nearly a dozen bullets flew through three blocks in broad daylight Friday.

The crime scene stretched from Fizer to Barron near Getwell.

The shell casings scattered across the street next to a child’s basketball hoop.

“I just heard the gunshots, and I mean there were a heck of a lot of them,” said neighbor William Johansen.

Neighbors said they dropped to the ground when someone opened fire. The bullets traveled far.

One struck a front window on Barron near Meadow. It flew into a living room and barely missed six children between one and eight years old.

Another bullet flew through several yards striking an innocent man just mowing his neighbor’s lawn on Fizer.

“We heard the shots. That’s all we heard. We didn’t see nobody,” said the victim’s father.

His father watched it happen from the front porch across the street. He said thankfully, the bullet grazed his son’s side, and he’ll be okay.

“People don’t have value on people’s lives no more. They don’t care about nobody. To me, they don’t care about themselves. When they do something like that, they’re cowards,” he said.

Police spent hours trying to connect the dots. They looked for clues, went door-to-door and combed every block.

They have not caught the suspects, and do not have any description of what they look like.

If you saw anything, call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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