• 1 man hospitalized after shooting on major Memphis interstate

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A man is in non-critical condition after being shot on a Memphis interstate. 

    Police said the shooting happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 385 at I-240. 

    The victim told police he was leaving L.A. Fitness on Poplar Ave. He was driving a green 1999 Honda Accord Coupe 2-door.

    He told police he heard several noises that sounded like gunshots before noticing pain in his back.

    Police told FOX13 the victim lost control and drove into the embankment off the right shoulder of the interstate. He was hit in hit mid-back near the spine.

    The victim was rushed to Regional One in critical condition after the incident. 

    The victim told police he has no suspect description or vehicle description.

    There were 14 shell casings found on the interstate.

    We spoke with the grandmother of the victim.  She did not want to talk on camera but says her 21-year-old grandson is out of the hospital and is expected to be ok.  He’s sore.

    The grandmother also said she’s thankful for the good Samaritan who pulled over to help her grandson.

    She calls him a guardian angel.

    The grandmother said she doesn’t know why someone would do this, but said her grandson is terrified and said it’s scary knowing that the shooter is still out there.


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    Police are investigating the incident, and traffic was backed up at that interchange, according to TDOT. 

    MPD shutdown eastbound lanes on 385 from I-240 for hours during the investigation.

    If you have any information regarding the suspect, contact MPD at 528-CASH.

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