MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An overnight shooting outside a Midtown apartment complex leaves one woman dead and neighbors shocked.
The Memphis Police Department (MPD) said it happened at approximately 12:30 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, May 12.
The gunfire erupted in the parking lot of The Tuscany - Midtown Place Apartments on Poplar Avenue and Clark Place, police said.
A day later, on May 13, Memphis Police identified that woman as 27-year-old Mallory Morgan.
MPD said officers initially responded to a report of a car accident.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found a black Volkswagen that ran into a white Honda in the parking lot.
The driver’s window of the black car was shattered, and a woman was shot dead inside, police said.
Alvin Jones lives in the apartment complex and owns the white car that was hit.
Jones said he didn’t know his car had become part of the deadly crime scene while he was sleeping.
“It sends a chill down my spine,” said Jones. “I’m a little heartbroken because that could be my mom, auntie, anybody. And just to wake up and hear something like that, it’s just not a good feeling.”
The deadly discovery was also disturbing news for other residents who spoke with FOX13.
“I did hear a few gunshots between two or three,” said KW. “I’m just really confused right now. I’ve been living here for four years, and I’ve never experienced anything like this before. It’s just very, very scary.”
“I’ve been here for almost a year, and it’s been pretty nice, quiet here,” added Jones. " So, that’s really shocking just being in a nice neighborhood, and I have to keep my eyes open now.”
Investigators don’t have any suspects.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 901-528-CASH.
Jones also hopes the victim’s family finds closure.
“I don’t really care what happened to my car because it’s just material things,” said Jones. “A lady just got killed. It’s going to be something I’m thinking about for the rest of my life. The only thing I’m concerned about is just the family dealing with this loss because it could be anybody.”
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