MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Over the last three days, at least 10 people have been shot, including seven dead across Memphis and Shelby County.
The shootings move the city one step closer to shattering the record number of homicides we saw last year.
“We are getting desensitized to what is happening to our young people,” Ella Flannagan told FOX13.
Flannagan is a lifelong Memphian. She said she is disappointed but not surprised the city is on pace to shatter last year’s record homicide numbers.
“We are not getting involved and being proactive when it comes to taking care,” she said.
Over the weekend, at least ten people across Memphis and Shelby County were shot. Seven of them did not survive their injuries.
“Wait until July First. I‘ve been praying and praying and praying. I hope pastors are praying because we are going to be like the wild wild west, " said Stevie Moore, the founder and president of Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives.
But the last weekend before the law goes into effect had plenty of violence of its own.
On Saturday, Dominique Harris was arrested, charged with shooting and killing her child’s father at a McDonald’s on Getwell Road.
Sunday night, police reported four people shot in Bethel Grove. Only one survived.
And a 14-year-old boy was also shot and killed in Millington Sunday.
“We need to put more time in seeing why these kids are committing these crimes because the gang members are putting more time in our kids than we are,” said Moore.
According to Memphis police, 128 people have been murdered this year compared to 111 the same day last year. At least nine kids have been gunned down across the city.
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