• Man killed, 15-year-old girl injured after Memphis home sprayed by nearly 100 bullets

    By: Winnie Wright

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    A man was killed and a 15-year-old girl was injured after at nearly 100 gunshots were fired into a Memphis home.

    Photos from the crime scene

    The shooting happened just before 1 a.m. Monday in the 5900 block of Hickory Leaf Cove. Five people were inside the home, including children.


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    A Memphis police lieutenant on scene said there were five people inside the home when it was sprayed by approximate 90 bullets. Three adults and two children, including a two-year-old, were among those inside.

    When officers arrived at the scene, they found both victims. A man was shot, and he did not survive.

    Family members identifed the man as 38-year-old Cortez Jones. He was a father of four.

    Jones' niece, a 15-year-old girl, was also shot. She was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. 

    "I called police," a neighbor told FOX13 while discussing the moments following the shooting. "I ran over there. I actually helped the little 15-year-old girl."

    That same neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said he gave Cortez Jones CPR until first responders arrived. He shared the victim's final moments.

    "I put my hand where is neck was to see if you were still getting a pulse, and I heard it slowly go away and that was it," the neighbor said. "(I told him) I don't care if you have to take your last breath, you're telling me who did it,."

    Police said the suspects were in a dark-colored car. No arrests have been made at this point.

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