MEMPHIS, Tenn. — First responders were called early Monday morning after a reported shooting in Whitehaven that left one person dead.
According to police, they made the scene in the 4300 block of Graceland Drive around 4 a.m. and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the Regional Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. A second person inside the vehicle was uninjured.
Officers said Monday’s shooting stemmed from a robbery. After shots were fired the driver made their way down Graceland and across the Finley intersection where the car crashed into a fence.
It’s believed that at least one of the victims knew the two suspects.
Neighbors say this is the third time someone has crashed into or near the house, and they are not surprised this time it involved a shooting.
In April 2018, a garbage truck ran into a house near the same intersection in the middle of the night. At the time it was being used as a residential care facility and is still under repair.
No suspect information has been released.
If you know anything, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.