Warrant issued after 2 shot on Beale Street, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — UPDATE:

Memphis police have issued a warrant for Eledria Williams, 28, for attempted first-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder following the shootings on Beale Street.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Memphis Police are investigating a shooting that sent two people to the hospital.

Officers on Beale Street heard multiple shots coming from the area of Beale Street and Second Street just before 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police said they found a shooting victim at 159 Beale.

The victim, a woman, was suffering from a gunshot wound to her right thigh.

According to the police report, she told police she was walking on Beale when she was approached by a woman who has a child with the same man she has a child with.

The victim said she and the suspect got into a verbal argument when the suspect pulled out a handgun, police said.

According to a report, the suspect then attempted to fire the weapon but it was on safety.

The suspect then took the weapon off safety and started firing shots at the victim.

The victim was transported to Regional One in non-critical condition.

Both witnesses told police that they were both walking with the victim when the suspect approached them and a verbal argument ensued, in which the suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim and attempted to fire the weapon but it was on safety.

Both witnesses stated the suspect then turned off the safety and started firing shots at the victim, a report said.

According to police, employees at an establishment at 162 Beale flagged down officers and told them a man was shot.

Officers went into the business and found another shooting victim, a man, suffering from a gunshot wound in the upper left thigh.

The victim told MPD that he was only walking on Beale when he heard several shots from an unknown weapon when he was struck by a bullet then jumped through a window to seek cover, police said.

An officer placed a tourniquet on the victim’s leg to stop the bleeding and he was taken to Regional One in critical condition.