MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two women are recovering at the hospital after a shooting in the Nutbush area Tuesday afternoon.
A man said his 17-year-old daughter was visiting friends when shooting happened at a home in the 3800 block of Bayliss Avenue.
“I get the call, and I flew over here,” the father said. “Still terrified now. Heart beating fast. Just happy she’s alive.”
Neighbors said Tuesday’s shooting isn’t that out of the ordinary.
“Weekly, we hear gunshots,” neighbor Chris Noe said.
In fact, records show police were at the same house where Tuesday’s shooting occurred in April investigating an aggravated assault and weapons violation. Neighbors said that was also a shooting.
“There’s been a lot of problems — a lot of problems,” the father of the 17-year-old said. “Keeping her tail away from there from this day forward, I guarantee you that.”
It’s the repeating cycle of violence that keeps Noe and his church group committed to trying to turn things around in Nutbush.
“We go door-to-door, you know, and just kind of ask how we can pray, if we can pray for them,” Noe said.
As of Tuesday afternoon, one woman was in critical condition, and the other was in non-critical condition.
Police say the suspect or suspects were driving a silver or grey Ford Mustang.
It’s unclear what prompted the shooting.
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.