Police: One dead after drive-by shooting at East Memphis hotel

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One person is dead after a shooting at an East Memphis hotel led to a victim being driven to an apartment complex miles away early Sunday, police said.

Police said the shooting happened at 1022 S. Shady Grove Road, an Embassy Suites hotel at Shady Grove and Poplar Avenue.

Police said the victim was visiting that hotel when someone in a white Mercedes with tinted windows fired shots. He later died from his injuries.

The victim was found at 3 a.m. in the 2700 block of Venetian Causeway in the Eden at Watersedge apartments in Fox Meadows, about four miles from the location of the shooting.

Detectives are working to understand why the victim was driven to the apartment complex.

They asked anyone with information to call 901-528-CASH with tips.

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