Memphis police are investigating yet another shooting in downtown Memphis. Exclusive video filmed by Black Wood News shows the victim was hit inside a vehicle. He was reportedly struck in the leg. You can watch the full video below.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FREE KWAM NEWS APP – STAY UP TO DATE ON NEWS ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH.
“They’ve turned out city into a war zone,” one furious person told KWAM NewsTalk Memphis.
The shooting happened just off Beale Street near the Peabody Hotel and in front of the Hampton Inn. That area is a popular tourist destination in downtown.
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Many speculate that police officers have either been told to ignore lawbreakers or they are hesitant to intervene over fears they might be accused of racism.
“It’s damned if you do, damned if you don’t for cops,” another resident said. “They know that (Councilman) J.B. Smiley and the other anti-cop officials will pounce on the police if they make an arrest.”There’s no word just yet on the condition of the victim or if a suspect has been charged.
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