• MLGW worker inadvertently shot while on the job, listed in critical condition, police say


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis police are searching for a suspect who shot an MLGW worker last night.

    A man was rushed to the hospital after being shot in North Memphis, according to police. 

    MPD said the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of North Dunlap Street. 

    The victim – who has not yet been identified – was taken to Regional One in critical condition. 

    Memphis Light, Gas, and Water confirmed the victim was an employee who works for the energy company. 

    "The shooting is being investigated by the MPD. Although we have security measures in place, we are working with the MPD on coordinating our security measures," MLGW said. 

    Memphis police think the suspect was trying to shoot someone else.

    The MLGW worker was making water repairs when he was shot.

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    It’s unclear who the suspect was trying to hit.

    Investigators did not provide any information regarding a suspected shooter.

    "I just heard the shot, I heard it. Why did the man get shot, I don't even know," Carl Whittaker, a resident said.

    "He just got shot for nothing. He didn't stay up over here. He on his job doing something," Destiny Palmer, a resident said.

    This afternoon, MLGW workers went to check on the water repair as police investigated the shooting nearby.

    MLGW said they are working with MPD on coordinating security measures.

    "It's weird. I don't know what's wrong with these people. What did the MLGW man do to make y'all shoot him?" Palmer said.

    The shooting comes two days after a 14-year-old was shot on the same street.

    If you have any information about either case, call Memphis police.

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