One man killed, one man detained after shooting near Liberty Bowl

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One man is dead and another man is being detained after a shooting near Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.

Memphis police responded to the scene in 500 block of Boston Street around 5 p.m. Saturday.

Officers found one man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police  detained one man in connection, and this is an ongoing investigation.

Several homes were caught in the crossfire on Boston.

"Once that bullet leaves the chamber, there’s no coming back," said Brian Snipes, who lives nearby.

He said he had no clue what was going on, but police were lined up and down the street.

"Normally, when you see that, something violent has happened," Snipes said.

He said he needs something to change before someone innocent gets hurt.

"A lot of children play out here, including mine, I have six at home myself," Snipes said.  "It's been a lot of drug busts going on over here, shootings going on over here."

Snipes said something has to give when it comes to the crime.

"Honestly, they truly need to stop. It’s not that serious," he said. "Nowadays you can look at somebody wrong, and they're ready to shoot you."

Police have not yet identified the victim, and that person is still in custody.


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