Man dead after South Memphis shooting


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was rushed to the hospital after a shooting South Memphis overnight.

Memphis police said it happened on Fourth Street just before 11 p.m. Monday.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found the man lying on the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The man was take to the Regional Medical Center where he died.

WREG’s Melissa Moon talked to a woman who tried to save his life.

“I saw the man move, you know. I said ‘oh my God,'” said the woman, who did not want to be identified.

She was sitting on her front porch when she heard at least one gunshot and ran toward the victim who was already on the ground.

“He said ‘I can’t breathe.’ I said ‘stop moving.’ He just kept getting up, kept getting up. He said ‘I can’t breathe.'”

She said she stayed with the man until police got there. All the while she tried to keep him calm and figure out who was responsible.

She was heartbroken to find out that he did not survive his injuries.

“I hate that for him because I kept saying to stay still but he said he couldn’t breathe,” she said.

The man shot at Fourth and Gaston was one of three people shot overnight. About the same time, two men showed up at Methodist South Hospital with gunshot wounds. Police said they are still trying to figure out where that shooting happened.

A juvenile was also shot overnight during a road rage incident on I-40.

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

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