MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two people have died following a shooting near Crosstown Concourse.
According to MPD, the shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 400 block of North Watkins. MPD told FOX13, a total of six people were shot.
Memphis Police released surveillance video of the four door gold sedan where a gunman is accused of shooting into another car killing two teenagers and wounding four others
We have learned two people has died following this shooting on the scene. MPD told FOX13 another person died at the hospital.
Four others were transported critical condition following the shooting, however, two people have been released. MPD told FOX13, one of the people who was shot was a juvenile believed to be 14 years old.
Memphis police told FOX13, all the six people who were shot were inside a car when this happened. Police believe this was a drive-by shooting.
The suspect fled the scene in a gold 4-door sedan. MPD has not identified neither a suspect or a motive for the crime.
According to the management at Crosstown Concourse, the crime was a car chase that started blocks away. It ended with a bullet riddle car with six passengers either dead, dying or seriously wounded crashing across the street from the complex.
One employee who did not want to give her name said news of the violence is still shocking one day later. “It was something that was unexpected, unexpected,” said the woman.
Police sources tell FOX13 they believe the gunman used a rifle, perhaps some kind of assault style weapon to fire into the car, killing at least two teenagers both of them 18 years old.
One officer at the scene said he collected up to 30 shell casings.
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Police have not released the names of either victims or the survivors.
FOX13 has learned the people inside the car were teenagers and one adult ages 14, 17, 18, 19, and 22 years old.
Community activist April Golden said she knew them all either personally or in passing. Golden said, “Normal kids, I would not necessarily call them bad kids.”
Golden said she believes the shooting may have been gang related just from what she knows and the Facebook posts from the victims. She said, “Most of the kids chose that face either going to jail or the grave.”
Investigators are hoping the newly released surveillance video from the cameras at Crosstown or MPD’s own cameras captured the violent shoot out as it started.
The video might give specifics about the four door golden sedan that was involved.
“I hope they find who did this,” said Golden “it is getting hot and I just want the kids in the community to be safe.”
Anyone with any information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.
Crosstown Concourse took to Twitter to release the following statement:
We are working to learn more. Check back for updates.
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