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Published on May 29, 2024
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A man was fatally shot on I-240 near Poplar Avenue, causing major traffic delays as the westbound lanes were closed while Memphis Police conducted their investigation. The wrenching episode unfolded Tuesday night as officers responded to the scene after receiving the shooting call at 8:01 p.m., reported Action News 5.

The victim, found critically wounded near the Poplar overpass, was hurried to Regional One Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The authorities are yet to fully piece together who was responsible and why the violence erupted on the interstate that evening.

Commuters faced significant disruptions as traffic was diverted onto Poplar Avenue, with FOX13 Memphis advising drivers to seek alternate routes during the closure.

The Memphis Police Department has not released the identity of the deceased man but continues to call for the public's help in shedding light on the incident. Witnesses or anyone with information have been urged to come forward, with contact details provided by Local Memphis for Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.