Violent weekend rocks Memphis after hundreds gather to end gun violence

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Several neighborhoods are on edge after deadly weekend in Memphis.

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspects in several homicides.

2021 has seen 55 total homicides, according to MPD. 46 of those were murders, compared to 29 murders at this time last year.

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A neighborhood in the 700 block of S. Parkway is working to regain a sense of security after a double shooting that happened Sunday evening.

Police said the gunfire erupted around 5:40 p.m. just outside of a grocery store.

By the time police arrived, one man was dead. Another was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

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Later that night, a man was shot dead inside his home in the Berclair area.

Another man died after being shot a local apartment complex Sunday night.

No suspect information was released.

Earlier this weekend a man died after an altercation at a house party in Frayser Saturday night.

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Paramedics rushed the man to Regional One in critical condition after he was shot, but he died at the hospital.

All the violence comes on the heels of a community walk to end gun violence.

On Saturday hundreds gathered in Whitehaven to march for an end to the killings.

Police are asking anyone with information in these homicides to call Crimestoppers at 901-528-CASH.


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