MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police are still searching for whoever fired shots at two officers Monday just before 10 p.m. not far from a Memphis police station.
The incident occurred at Winchester Road and Hickory Hill Road, according to police.
“So they just don’t care. That’s the problem,” said Barbara Randall. “They don’t care in this community. It’s got to get better really, and I’m getting tired of it.”
Randall told FOX13 she is upset about someone firing six to eight shots at two Memphis police officers Monday night. The officers were in their patrol car in the 3700 block of Ridgeway Road, according to investigators. No one was injured.
Randall said she was at work when the shots were fired more than half a mile from her job.
“But why?” she asked. “Why are they shooting at officers? It’s no justification for it anyway.”
Police said the shots came out of nowhere. The officers said they noticed a white sedan, possibly a newer Toyota Camry with dark rims about 100 yards north or west of where they were firing the random shots.
“Please, y’all, let’s put the guns away. That is our number one killer -- guns,” said Randall. “And we killing each other up, and why are y’all shooting at the officers?”
Police said the officers drove out of the parking lot onto Ridgeway Road and called for assistance.
“Not only are they shooting at the officers, what about the innocent bystanders? Bullets don’t have no name on it,” Randall said.
According to MPD, the vehicle got away before more officers could get there. No word how many people were in the suspect’s car.
Call Crimestoppers at 901-528-CASH if you have any information that could help lead to an arrest.
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