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Published on April 21, 2024
Man Critical After Hit-and-Run in Whitehaven, Memphis, Second Man Shot as Violence EscalatesSource: Google Street View

A man is currently in critical condition following a hit-and-run incident in Whitehaven on Friday afternoon, authorities report. Officers from the Memphis police were dispatched to the intersection of Elvis Presley Boulevard and East Brooks Road at 4:58 p.m., where the victim was discovered. According to Action News 5, he was quickly transported to Regional One Hospital. The suspect, police say, fled the scene, leaving few traces behind.

The violence in Whitehaven did not abate, as another man was critically wounded the following day. The Memphis Police Department received a call to quickly attend to another scene of violence on Saturday afternoon on the 500 Block of Loraine Road. There, officials found a man with a gunshot wound, reported the Memphis Police Department via X. He, too, was rushed to Regional One in a precarious state of health. A woman has been detained in relation to the shooting, according to law enforcement. This incident is still under investigation.

In the wake of the two acts of violence that have rocked Whitehaven, community members and authorities alike are seeking answers and demanding justice. In the hit-and-run case, no suspect has been publicly identified nor apprehended. The Memphis police force encourages anyone with information to come forward to aid in their investigation. Similarly, details about the shooting, the connection between the victim and the woman detained, and the circumstances leading to the violent outburst remain shrouded in uncertainty.

Memphis has been grappling with a vexing increase in violent crime, with these latest incidents only adding to the somber statistics. The police department has vowed to tirelessly work on the cases to bring those responsible to account. Meanwhile, for the families of the victims, the community of Whitehaven, and the city of Memphis, the resolution cannot come soon enough. The story of these violent episodes unravels as details emerge, FOX13 Memphis reports.