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Published on May 28, 2024
Man Critically Injured in Memphis Shooting, Suspected Shooter Acquainted with VictimSource: Google Street View

A man is fighting for his life after a pre-dawn shooting in the Frayser neighborhood of Memphis, authorities reported. Memphis Police Department (MPD) responded to the scene after 1 a.m. today on the 2100 block of St. Elmo Avenue, as per Local Memphis.

Found with serious injuries, the man was quickly taken to Regional One Health in a critical state. Early reports indicate the victim was not a stranger to the assailant. The shooting, tearing through the calm of an otherwise quiet residential street, left the community to once again confront the specter of gun violence that is no stranger to their midst.

Details surrounding the incident remain scarce as the investigation unfolds. Sources, including FOX13 Memphis, noted that no other information was released about the nature of the shooting or a potential motive. However, what is known is that the victim and the suspected shooter were acquainted, adding a layer of complexity to the motives behind the violence.

The MPD has made a public appeal, urging anyone with information to actively come forward. Tips can be given anonymously via Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH; a line that the police are hoping will ring with the details needed to carefully piece together what transpired and to quickly apprehend the suspect. "If you have information about the shooting, call 901-528-CASH," stated the department in a brief disseminated by Action News 5.

As the investigation continues, the identity of the wounded man remains undisclosed, safeguarding his privacy as he clings to life under the vigilant care of medical professionals. This incident joins a troubling tapestry of gunfire incidents that shed light on the broader challenges of urban violence and public safety, urging a community seek action and answers amid tragedy.