Witnesses: Man opens fire while walking down street in Shelby County neighborhood


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Mid-South man was arrested after authorities said he opened fire in a neighborhood while walking down the street Sunday night.

Witnesses said they were standing outside their homes on Winding Hollow Way near Hacks Cross Road when a man identified by authorities as Daniel Naranjo began shooting a rifle.

Theresa Ralph says her husband saw Naranjo fire several shots at the ground near a fire hydrant. They called 911 because they say they were afraid Naranjo would take aim at someone or somebody’s home.

“You just don’t shoot (a gun) in the neighborhood where (a bullet) could ricochet or hit somebody or go in a window,” Ralph said, “You just don’t do things like that.”

Deputies say Naranjo confessed to the shooting but didn’t explain why he opened fire. Naranjo told deputies he shot eight times in three different bursts, authorities said.

When authorities located the 23-year-old after the shooting, they say he tried to stuff the Palmetto State Armory AR15 weapon in his pants. The gun was recovered and the suspect taken into custody.

Naranjo was charged with reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

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