Man dead after his car was sprayed with bullets overnight in Memphis

WATCH: Man dead after his car was sprayed with bullets overnight in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is dead after his car had numerous amounts of bullet holes.

Memphis Police are investigating the early morning homicide in the Cherokee neighborhood where more than 40 shell casings were found.

Officers was called to the scene around 2 a.m. Monday.

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A car was found shot up near the 3100 block of Kimball Ave. Multiple shell-casings were also found on the street.

MPD told FOX13 they found a man dead inside a home nearby. The man found dead has not been identified by police.

FOX13 talked to neighbors who said this is a very tragic situation.

When gun shots rang out, neighbors were overcome with fear.

"We just always have to be on alert,” said James Stewart. “When we hear gunshots get low or get out of the way."

When the gunfire stopped, one man was dead, more than 40 shell casings littered the ground and a car riddled with bullet holes.

"45-shell casings that is a rage,” he said. “Someone let loose a lot of what was going on their inside about whatever was happening. "

The house where the victim sought refuge and died was filled with bullets.

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"Someone lost somebody that meant something to them and it's ashamed it went that way,” Stewart said.

Stewart built his home from the ground up in the eighties.

He said this type of violence is unheard-of in his neighborhood.

"It's generally quiet, but nothing is surprising as it relates to the times we live in now,” he said.

Adding its important to look out for one another and always be alert.

"We have to keep looking over our shoulders,” he said. “It's important we do and pray."

Police say the suspect(s) may have been driving a white vehicle.

Three men were detained on the scene. No suspect information is available.

This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information on this case, please call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.