MPD: Man opens fire at woman after accident in Orange Mound


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are searching for a man they say opened fire on a woman after a traffic accident.

According to MPD, on Thursday, a woman reported she was driving was driving northbound on Semmes when a silver Acura entered her lane of travel, causing a collision.

MPD said the male driver of the Acura exited his vehicle with an unknown caliber handgun and walked to the victim’s passenger side door. When the suspect opened the passenger’s side door, the victim exited and fled westbound on foot.

The suspect reportedly fired five shots into the victim’s front driver’s side door then left the scene southbound on Semmes.

The suspect’s silver Acura will have front passenger side damage from the accident. No arrest has been made at this point.

This incident is the latest in a series of road rage shootings in Shelby County. WREG recently introduced you to a woman that was shot at for honking at another woman who almost crashed into her.

“I could’ve lost my life over something really simple. I mean just senseless,” Tiffany Dyson, a road rage shooting victim, said.

And it’s not just residential roadways that have been a problem.

Despite an increase in law enforcement presence, interstate shootings have been an ongoing issue for the past two years.

This year there have been at least 36 shootings, and Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings is asking the governor for help.

“We’ve been asking for support for a long time but we haven’t gotten what we wanted,” Rallings said.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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