Police: Man shot after suspected robbers bump his car near Fairgrounds

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A shooting in Midtown sent one person to the hospital overnight.

Officials said the victim was sitting at a red light near Central Avenue and Early Maxwell – just a block away from East Parkway – when he was hit from behind by another vehicle.

The victim got out to assess the damage and that’s when two armed suspects approached him demanding his wallet. The man was shot when he tried to run away.

The victim’s mother told WREG that the victim was shot in the back and leg.

Authorities said the victim was rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

The suspects were driving a black sedan and appeared to be in the late 20s to early 30s.

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

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