SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — One man was killed and another person injured in a shooting Saturday night in southeast Shelby County.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7700 block of Belmont Run Cove off Shelby Drive at 10:30 p.m.
One person was pronounced dead at the scene. Another was taken to Regional One in critical condition. Late Sunday evening, SCSO said the second victim is going to be okay and is listed in non-critical condition.
Sunday morning, authorities identified the victim who was killed as 23-year-old Moasies Hardy.
People living in the area say violence in their community needs to stop.
“”Put the guns down. Where are they coming from? I mean what is all this steering from. I mean, Why?” LaDeitra Higgins, who lives nearby, said.
The question many people living in this Southeast Shelby County neighborhood are wondering after a homicide plagued their community.
“I didn’t hear the shots but I knew something was going on because I kept seeing the cop cars coming and speeding up and down through here,” Higgins said.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says around 10:30 Saturday night 23-year-old Moasies Hardy was shot and killed, and the person responsible is still on the run.
“Another young person’s life has ended at an early age. 23? They haven’t even started living life yet,” Higgins said.
Higgins says she’s lived in the neighborhood since 2003. She says while she understands crime doesn’t belong to a specific zip code, she’s concerned with how it’s impacting her community.
“There are a lot of elementary kids that live in these coves. So now it’s like where do they get to play at if stuff like this keeps happening?” Higgins said.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 528-CASH.