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Published on May 24, 2024
One Dead, Another Injured in Memphis Truck Stop Shooting; Suspect DetainedSource: Google Street View

Tragedy struck at a Memphis truck stop late Thursday night, resulting in one man's death and another person injured. The Memphis Police Department (MPD) received a call just before midnight, rushing to the scene of the shooting at Love's Travel Stop, located in the 3300 block of Lamar Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim with a fatal gunshot wound, as reported by Action News 5.

A second individual, details of their gender and age not disclosed, managed to reach St. Francis Hospital in non-critical condition, arriving by private vehicle, a development that was also covered by WREG. The Memphis Police are currently investigating the incident and have detained one person in connection with the shooting, although specifics regarding the suspect have not been made public.

No motive for the shooting has been officially stated and MPD have remained tight-lipped on the matter. However, it has been confirmed by FOX13 Memphis that a person has been detained in relation to the incident. The investigation continues, with more information anticipated to be released following MPD's ongoing efforts to establish the events that led to the violence.