• Memphis woman found dead, home riddled with bullet holes after shooting

    By: Kirstin Garriss

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis police continue searching for a gunman after a deadly shooting in South Memphis Saturday night.

    Officers were called to the 1800 block of Norfolk around 10:40 p.m.

    Police found one woman shot on the scene. She was rushed to Regional One and pronounced dead at the hospital.

    Multiple sources confirmed to FOX13 that the victim was Dorothy Jackson, 67.

    Investigators said the suspect did not know the victim. No suspect description is available at this time.


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    FOX13 crews observed at least 30 bullet holes across the front of the house.

    MPD told FOX13 there have been 66 murders in Memphis this year, which is an increase compared to the same time last year – at 46.

    FOX13 crews went door-to-door talking with neighbors about the shooting. People were too afraid to go on camera, but they told FOX13 this was a senseless shooting.

    Neighbors said Jackson was a caring woman who always had children over at her home. 

    Crime data shows there were nearly 350 incidents within a one-mile radius of Norfolk Street over the past three months.

    During this time frame, there were 75 simple assaults, 36 cases of vandalism and nearly 30 aggravated assaults. 

    If you have any information on this case, call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

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