Woman found shot and killed in street, Memphis police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police responded to a man down call Thursday morning in the Oakville community. Authorities arrived to the intersection of Oakville Street and Delmar at 9:37 a.m., finding a woman shot to death.

When FOX13 arrived to the scene, a witness informed that he heard commotion overnight around 10 p.m.

“I heard one single gunshot,” said a witness who wished to remain anonymous.

Police blocked off the area in an alleyway where the body was located. The witness said he spotted the remains the next morning after getting breakfast.

“I just saw her just laying out, just stretched out deceased, dead,” he said.

The eyewitness requested we conceal his identity but shared he also spotted the remains of a woman linked to a separate homicide investigation back in July. FOX13 learned from police that that victim was also shot to death in the 2000 block of Oakville Street.

“Oh no, not again, because I had just went through this once before. I really never saw a dead person up close,” he said.

That investigation was launched back on July 22nd when police found the woman shot to death.

“I walked up to her and I kicked her foot. She didn’t move and I walked up, looked at her face. She had a gunshot wound right through her cheek, and it was a big hole, so it had to be a pretty big gun,” the man said.

The location of the murders sits back from the main road, which is Lamar Avenue, hidden away near alleyways, a church and an unfinished construction site.

According to the witness, the location gets a lot of questionable traffic during late night hours.

“It’s a connection site where they bring their Johns for a trick, their date to have a trick. That’s what it’s about,” the man said.

MPD has not confirmed the association either woman had with the area, nor the motive behind the two deadly shootings. The suspect in each homicide case is still on the loose.

“I’m tired of finding young Black girls laying out dead. It’s kind of bad,” the man said.

The witness said he saw what appeared to be a dark-colored sedan leaving the area, with taillights that could have belonged to a Dodge Charger. At the time this article was published, Memphis Police had not confirmed that vehicle description.

Police ask anyone with information on the deadly shootings to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.