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Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Two people died in weekend shootings

By meerna Jun18,2024
Two people died in weekend shootings

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After two deadly shootings over the weekend, a Memphis woman says only a higher power can help the city and its crime.

Two people are dead following two separate shootings in South Memphis and Frayser.


“Every day you wake up you hear about someone dying. And that’s very disgusting to me,” said Louise Lynn, a Memphis resident.

Memphis police say the Frayser shooting happened just after 4 a.m

They say the victim arrived at the Overton Crossing fire station with a gunshot wound. However, the shooting occurred at Smith Ridge and Smith Ridge Cove.

“I’ve lived here for almost 50 years and it’s never been as bad as it is now,” Lynn said.

The victim was transported to Regional Hospital No. 1, where he later died. However, this was not the only death this weekend.

Police say they received a report of a crash on Lamar Avenue in south Memphis just after 5 a.m. There they found a dead man with a gunshot wound.

Lynn says everyone must have faith in a higher power that will right the crime in Memphis.

“CJ Davis can’t do anything if he doesn’t have God in him, and neither can Paul Young,” she said. “Most of the time, when there’s an election coming up and stuff like that, they’re sweeping the streets, doing everything. But once it’s over, you won’t see them again until after the election.”

According to the Memphis Data Hub, there have been 115 murders and 150 homicides so far. These numbers do not include recent shooting deaths.

Lynn says it’s time to act.

“Everyone says we have to do something about it – stop this crime. How are you going to stop crime if you don’t know God? Only God can stop this, but we have to trust Him,” Lynn said.

Police say they are still investigating both shootings. If you have any information, please contact Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

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