Man shot while walking in North Memphis neighborhood


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was rushed to the hospital after being shot while walking in his North Memphis neighborhood early Friday morning.

According to police, officers were checking for a prowler on Castle Place when they heard several gunshots nearby. They eventually located a male shooting victim in the 700 block of Leath Street.

The man stated he was walking down the street when he saw a gray Infiniti driving westbound on Looney. As it approached, someone inside the vehicle pulled out a gun and starting firing.

The victim was hit as he tried to find a place to hide.

Authorities said he is expected to be okay.

This is the third shooting in the area in two months. Last month, one person was killed and another injured a street over at Manassas and Lane.

In April, a man was arrested after a deadly shooting in the 700 block of Leath. Back in November, a woman showed up at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital after she was shot int he 200 block.

The Memphis Data Hub shows within the last month more than 100 crimes were reported less than a mile from where the man was shot Friday morning.

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

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