Officials with the Memphis Police Department have reported five additional murders in the city in the past week.
The victims were either shot or stabbed.
This, according to the Memphis Police Department’s Twitter feed.
According to Memphis Police, the following crimes occurred the past seven days:
• On Saturday officers responded to a shooting at the 5200 block of Elmore Road. Authorities said they transported Gerald Stewart, 50, to Memphis’ Regional One Health Medical Center, where staff later pronounced him dead. Authorities reported no arrests.
• On Thursday, officers responded to a fight and wounding call at the 1300 block of Gaither Street. Authorities transported a female stabbing victim to Regional One Health Medical Center in non-critical condition. Authorities said they pronounced a male stabbing victim dead at the scene. Memphis Police said “the stabbing stemmed from a fight between the two. No arrest was made.”
• On Thursday, officers responded to the scene of a shooting at the 2100 block of Hubert Avenue and a crash at the 1000 block of University Street. Authorities said they located a male shooting victim on Hubert and a female shooting victim crashed into a tree on University. Authorities listed both individuals as in critical condition.
• On Thursday, officers responded to a shooting at Claybrook Street and Tutwiler Avenue. They reported locating one adult male shooting victim, whom officials later transported to Regional One Health Medical Center in critical condition. Authorities said three male suspects fled in an Infiniti.
• Also on Thursday, officers reported they were at the scene of a shooting at the 200 block of Stafford Circle. They said they located two shooting victims inside the residence, both pronounced dead at the scene.
• On Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting at the 2700 block of Carnes Avenue and said they located male and female shooting victims. They pronounced the male dead at the scene and transported the female to Regional One Health Medical Center in critical condition.
• On Wednesday, officers responded to a shooting at Boyd Street and St. Paul Avenue and said they located one male shooting victim. They transported him to Regional One Health Medical Center in critical condition.
• On Tuesday, officers arrived at the scene of a crash at Raines Road and Archer Drive. The complainant said someone fired shots at a vehicle, and the driver hit a tree. Police said “the driver was not shot” and authorities transported him to Regional One Health Medical Center in critical condition.
As The Tennessee Star reported last week, Memphis Police reported that six people died the weekend before last in various shooting incidents.
Staff for U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN-09), who represents Memphis, did not return a request for comment Monday about his district’s violent crime problems.
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