Police: Shooting during attempted robbery sends one to the hospital

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — First responders were called to a Raleigh gas station after an early morning shooting along Austin Peay Highway.

According to the Memphis Fire Department, one person was rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition from the Marathon gas station in the 3200 block.

Authorities said it appears the man was shot during an attempted robbery down the street. He then made his way to the gas station for help.

An employee at the store told WREG that the man had a gunshot wound to the face.

People we talked to say the violence in Memphis tends to get worse as the weather gets warmer. “I love Memphis. Born and raised. I’m not going anywhere, you know. My job is to help the youth to do better. But when I see this it grieves my heart,” a resident said.

A description of the person responsible is not available.

 

 

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