Memphis police are searching for the person responsible for opening fire on a Lexus on Interstate 240 near Airways on Sunday. The early morning attack left the driver wounded. A passenger was killed. Following is a statement from MPD:
On Sunday, September 19, 2021, at approximately 2:15 a.m., Memphis Police officers were called to the scene of a shooting at I-240 eastbound at Airways Blvd. Upon arrival officers learned that the occupants of a white Lexus had been critically injured by gunfire that came from a light-colored SUV. Both vehicles were eastbound on I-240 between Millbranch and Airways when the shooting occurred. The victims’ vehicle ran off the road and into the median after the shooting. The driver of the Lexus survived, but the passenger later died as a result of their injuries. Both victims had been at the “Classic Soulz Club” located at 1027 East Brooks Road just prior to the shooting. This is an ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH. You will be given a secret ID number and your identification will remain completely anonymous.