POLICE: Memphis hits another grim milestone in homicide numbers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Over 300 times this year, Memphis Police has responded to a call that resulted in someone dying due to violence.

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In the last 24 hours, there have been three homicides, a Memphis Police spokesperson said.

About 7:30 p.m. Friday, two shooting victims showed up at the Mt. Moriah Precinct in a personal car.

The first victim was taken to Regional One in non-critical condition and the second victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

This victim is the 300 homicide of the year.

The second incident happened just before 9 p.m. Friday when officers were called to Kimball Avenue and Prescott Road for a shooting.

One person was found dead from a gunshot wound, police said.

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The victim in this shooting is the 301 homicide of the year.

The car of the suspect could be a white pickup truck with silver trim and was last seen heading northbound on Prescott.

The 302 homicide of the year happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday.

Officers were called to Regional One for a wounding call, police said. A victim was taken to the hospital after being stabbed to death in the 1200 block of Haynes Street.

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According to police, the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital and there is one person being questioned.

Out of the 302 homicides, 264 of them are considered murders.

In late September, Memphis broke the all-time high in homicides reaching 229. The previous record was in 2016 at 228.

With only a few weeks left in the year, officials don’t see the number slowing down.