MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A deadly shooting ended when the victims’ vehicle crashed into a pole, knocking out power to hundreds of MLGW customers in Memphis.
Police said the incident happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Egypt Central and Kerwin.
Two men were shot while driving in the area. Police originally said that preliminary information indicates that the shooting stemmed from a “dispute.”
Police later said they believed the shooting stemmed from a robbery. They also believe the victims knew the suspects.
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One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene, while the second victim was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.
Police said the victims then crashed into a pole after the shooting.
According to MPD, the suspected shooter drove away from the scene in a black SUV. It is unclear if that person was also in the SUV during the incident.
After the victims' vehicle crashed into the pole, more than 800 MLGW customers reported power outages.
MLGW officials told FOX13 that because the pole had crime scene tape around it -- as it was involved in the incident -- they were unable to access the pole for a short time.
That means officials could not provide an ETA for when power would be restored to the affected customers.
Officers are on the scene of a shooting of 2 males at Egypt Central and Kerwin. Victim #1 is DOA and victim #2 is listed as non-critical. The victims crashed into a pole after the shooting. The suspect fled in a black SUV. Prelim info indicates this stemmed from a dispute.— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) April 17, 2019
Just under two hours later, police responded to another shooting on Timberwood Drive, which is less than a mile away from the original scene.
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