MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say an innocent driver got caught in the crossfire when several people got into a shootout on the road.
It happened around 2 a.m. Thursday while a man was driving down Hubbard Avenue toward North Hollywood. Investigators say several people in two cars started shooting at each other, and the man was struck in his side by a stray bullet.
Wounded, scared and confused, police say the man drove to safety on Meagher Street and called 911. He was rushed to Regional Medical Center in critical condition.
Police say a second innocent bystander was also caught up in the chaos when the bullets started flying. They say two of her vehicles were struck while parked outside her home.
Police are still looking for the shooters. It’s unclear if investigators know why they opened fire on each other. Whatever the reason, Lisa Fields, who lives in the area, hopes police catch them soon.
“I hope they get the punishment they deserve because if an innocent bystander did nothing they don’t have the right for life to be taken or to be hurt,” Fields said.