DEVELOPING STORY: A raging gun battle near Methodist North Hospital in Raleigh has injured as many as eight people, according to multiple reports. Memphis police would not confirm the exact number of people shot during the attack. The shooting happened just before 1 a.m.“Wake Up Memphis” will have breaking news updates starting at 6 a.m. with Tim Van Horn and Ben Deeter. Listen live on AM 990, 107.9 FM. or online at Mighty990.com.
One eyewitness tells The Mighty 990 that it was a “mass casualty situation” with “seven or eight shot.”
“Blood and chaos,” the eyewitness told the radio station. “A drive-by from the way it sounded.”
Click here to get the KWAM NewsTalk Memphis App — your number one source for political news in the Mid-South.Methodist North had been placed on lockdown just after the shooting happened. However, a person inside the hospital told The Mighty 990 that people were being allowed inside. A hospital spokesperson referred all comments to the police department.
As of 4:14 a.m. the police department had not confirmed the actual location of the shooting.
However, a source tells The Mighty 990 that it appeared the victims were ambushed at a gas station right next to the hospital.“Apparently they were hanging out there when the ambush took place. So close you could hear the gunshots in the hospital,” the source told The Mighty 990.
A photojournalist for WREG posted a photo of an abandoned weapon next to gas pumps.
“Pictures from a WREG photographer show a car riddled with bullet holes with all four doors open in the middle of Covington Pike outside the hospital,” television station WREG reported.
A Citizen.com user posted video from the crime scene which you can see below.
Eight People Shot in Blue Ridge Park @CitizenApp
Sycamore View Rd & Raleigh Lagrange Rd 1:34:27 AM EDT
LocalMemphis.com reports witnessing a “silver sedan stopped at the median near the intersection of Austin Peay and Walter K.Singleton Pkwy had more than 20 bullet holes on the driver side.”