MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three people have been charged after a shooting near Young Dolph’s memorial in South Memphis.
The shooting happening just a little more than 24 hours after the rapper was gunned down inside Makeda’s Butter Cookies on Airways.
Memphis police said “there is no evidence” the shooting is related to the murder of Young Dolph.
One man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.
MPD said three people were detained after the gunfire erupted.
Police said a gray four-door Nissan Versa drove by with three to four men inside.
A shot was fired from the backseat, striking the victim in the upper thigh, according to an affidavit.
After the shooting, the vehicle fled. Police followed the car to Mississippi and Kerr, where the suspects wrecked and bailed out.
According to the affidavit, the men threw handguns out of the car as they ran away.
After a brief foot chase, Terrance Jones, Travis McQueen and Jailon Nelvis were taken into custody, records show.
Police found two handguns in the road, one in a grassy field and one near a garbage can at a home on Havana Street.
The Nissan was found to be stolen, records show. Officers found an AR pistol and a handgun inside the car.
Three of the guns found had an “auto switch” installed, which allows the firearm to be fired at a fully automatic rate by a single function of the trigger, police said.
One gun was stolen out of Shelby County, police said.
A witness at Young Dolph’s memorial told police he was standing by the victim when a car drove slowly by and a shot the man.
He was taken to Methodist South in non-critical condition.
McQueen was also taken to Regional One in non-critical condition, police said.
All three suspects were arrested and taken to 201.
They’re charged with Reckless Driving, Evading Arrest, three counts of Possession of Prohibited Weapon, two counts of Reckless Endangerment, two counts of Theft of Property, and six counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, jail records show.
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