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A shooting spree in Memphis leaves 4 killed, 3 injured



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Ezekiel Kelly (Memphis Police Department)
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Four people are dead and three injured in a shooting spree that took place in Memphis on Wednesday.

According to WREG, 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly, the identified suspect in the shooting spree, was involved in multiple shootings and carjackings across the city. The string of actions lasted “for hours”.

Early Wednesday morning, just after midnight is when the first killing happened, according to Police Chief CJ Davis. One shooting was streamed live via Facebook and has since been taken down.

Memphis police alerted the public just before 7 p.m. to be on the lookout for Kelly. At this point, he was responsible for multiple active shootings across the area.

A couple of hours after, police managed to locate and surround Kelly who was in a stolen Dodge Challenger in Southaven, Mississippi. With the assistance of SWAT members and Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies, Kelly was finally taken into custody at 9:20 p.m.

Authorities provided a detailed timeline of events:

  • 12:56 a.m., a 24-year-old man was killed on Lyndale in the Highland Heights neighborhood. A suspect who called himself Zeek Huncho on social media was developed.
  • 4:38 p.m., a man was found shot dead in a vehicle at a gas station on South Parkway E. Surveillance video revealed a man in a gray sedan pulled up next to the victim’s car and opened fire.
  • 4:40 p.m., a woman was injured in a second shooting on Norris Road near I-240. The suspect fled in a dark sedan.
  • 5:59 p.m. Kelly walked into an AutoZone store in the 4000 block of Jackson Avenue and shot a man while live-streaming on Facebook. The man was in critical condition, police said.
  • 6:56 p.m., Memphis Police put out an alert on the suspect after receiving a call that Kelly was making threats on Facebook.
  • 7:23 p.m., a woman was killed in a shooting at Poplar and Evergreen. Police said Kelly took her gray SUV and fled.
  • 7:24 p.m., a man shot at Poplar and Evergreen
  • 8:55 p.m., a woman shot dead on Raines Road
  • 8:56 p.m., Southaven Police responded to a carjacking at Stateline Road and Highway 51. Kelly took the man’s gray Dodge Challenger and left the SUV behind.
  • 8:58 p.m., Memphis Police officers spotted the Dodge Challenger going northbound on Interstate 55, and a high-speed pursuit began. The pursuit ended at Hodge Road and Ivan in southwest Memphis, where Kelly was taken into custody without incident.

Kelly faces numerous felony charges.



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