Memphis, Tenn. — The Rhodes College community is shaken after a man and a woman were shot inside a home in North Memphis.
Memphis Police said the man was found dead while the woman was taken to the hospital.
Commissioner Tami Sawyer, who represents the district where the shooting happened, said the man who died was a Rhodes College student.
On Sunday night, the college offered students counseling and a dinner to honor the young man.
“It’s hard to process the fact that one of our Rhodes community members is no longer with us,” said the student.
FOX13 talked to a Rhodes College student who is scared after one of her classmates was shot.
She said she knows the victim and saw him last Friday.
The student didn’t want to share her name for privacy reasons.
“I thought he was a very sweet, nice person, always smiling and always doing good for other people,” said the student.
Memphis Police said around 5:40 a.m. they found a man and a woman who were shot off North McLean Boulevard just a few minutes from Rhodes College.
The man was killed while the woman was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.
Officers said they are looking for three to four men, one of them was armed with a handgun
“We have to have an honest conversation about gun access, we have to have an honest conversation about gun violence but we also have to talk about different intersections whether its mental health, whether its economic access or education,” said Commissioner Sawyer.
Commissioner Tami Sawyer said she is tired of hearing about all this violence from the mass shooting at Kroger last week, the school shooting at Cummings K-8 three days ago and now a tragedy in her district.
Her plan is to discuss ways to prevent gun violence during the commission meeting on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, students are still processing what happened.
“We are all hoping to just hopefully give him a moment of silence this week and give due respects,” said the student.
Memphis Police did not release the name of the victim.
Meanwhile, Rhodes College has canceled classes tomorrow but will have counselors available to speak to teachers and students on campus.
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