One man dead after shooting in Whitehaven

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police have one person detained following a deadly shooting in at a Whitehaven apartment complex with a history of violence.

According to police, first responders made the scene in the 5000 block of Village Woods Drive just after midnight Tuesday and found a shooting victim that was pronounced dead on the scene.

This wasn’t the only crime that has taken place inside the complex. In April 2020, another man was fatally shot, and another person was fatally wounded during an attack in July. Two months later, two men were shot in the head and survived.

At the beginning of this year, a man allegedly kidnapped a woman before leading police on a chase.

“Come together and put the guns down,” said one neighbor who didn’t want to be identified but was fed up with the violence. She said just last week, a man was shot dead not far from her front door.

She said her routine has come to include “duck and dodge and run.”

In the latest shooting, authorities said a man has been detained for questioning. If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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