Three in critical condition in North Memphis shooting

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three men were in critical condition after a shooting at a North Memphis home Friday evening.

Police responded to the shooting call on Pope Street near Chelsea Avenue around 6.

Shirley Walker lives nearby. She says she heard the shots.

“It’s sad for the neighborhood. Sad for everybody,” she says.

She says she and many others ran to see what was going on.

“This almost like a close-knit community,” Walker says, “We all affected.”

Police say one or more suspects drove away in a grey sedan. Walker’s heart goes out to the victims and their families.

“I feel sad for them because I could feel like hey, that’s one of mine you know?” she says.

Police haven’t identified the victims or said what led up to the shooting. They also haven’t said if a tan car WREG saw at the scene was involved. The car’s driver’s side door was partially torn off.

Andrew Mason also lives nearby. He didn’t expect to see something like this in his neighborhood.

“Ain’t no more love in the world man. Ain’t no more love in this world,” he says.

Friday night’s triple shooting is part of what has been an extremely violent week in Memphis that includes Wednesday night’s chaos in Frayser where people attacked police. The officers were called to control an angry crowd that gathered after U.S. Marshals shot and killed a man they were trying to arrest.

“I mean everything is happening close, you know? It makes you feel hey, where can I go? Go in your closet and pray to God,” Walker says.

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