MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department (MPD) is investigating after four people were shot and another person was hurt in North Memphis.
It happened around the same time a car show was happening.
Officers heard shooting at Chelsea Avenue and Peres Avenue just after 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 28.
Police said there were two victims found at the scene.
One victim was taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition, and the second victim was taken in non-critical condition.
Two more people were taken to the hospital in private cars. One more person was taken to the hospital with cuts and bruises. Those three were non-critical.
MPD said that one shooting victim, Vincent Billingsley, 27, was arrested and charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
He is due in court on May 31.
FOX13′S Tony Sloan talked to people who live in that community.
Many said they’ve seen these kinds of car shows before but not to this extent.
Tire marks were still visible at the intersection of Chelsea and Peres Sunday afternoon. Not far from that was the trash left behind by people who watched the show.
People in the community say they’re concerned.
“Why was this even allowed to happen in our neighborhood like this?” asked longtime neighborhood resident Timothy Beattie Jr.
Beattie told FOX13 he has lived in the North Memphis neighborhood for years. He said he’s concerned to see it littered with trash, broken police tape, and burnout tire marks.
According to MPD, four people were shot at the same intersection.
“Four people! I’ve seen videos on Facebook and Instagram of cars burned up, on fire. I’ve seen people riding on top of cars in the middle of the street,” said Beattie.
Videos of the show have gone viral on social media. Church members and people who live on the road were left cleaning up their parking lots.
“Just look at the roads. Who’s going to fix that?” asked Beattie. “It’s sunlight, and if you’re driving down the street, you still can’t see the lines in the road to safely get where you’re going.”
Memphis police are still looking for answers in this shooting. If you know anything, you’re asked to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.
FOX13 will continue to stay on top of this and report everything we know throughout the investigation.
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