MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — Police say two men were ambushed and shot during an early morning walk at a Southwest Memphis park for no apparent reason.
One of the victims, a 79-year-old man, was shot in the back. The other man with him was not hurt.
“When I found it was him, I was so heartbroken because that man doesn’t bother anybody,” said a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.
The shooting happened just before 5:30 Tuesday morning at Westwood Park on Western Drive.
Friday, police released a video showing at least four males in the park, one of them holding an assault rifle up to a surveillance camera.
MPD said a SkyCop camera in the parking lot also captured the shooting and showed three to four males target the victims as they walked on a trail behind the basketball court.
Investigators say two suspects were hiding behind a cement wall, and one person with an assault rifle and another with a handgun opened fire.
“I heard one shot and then heard about two other shots,” said another woman who did not want to be identified.
The 79-year-old victim that was shot in the back but is now listed in fair condition. Police say a stray bullet hit a house nearby, but no one else was injured.
If you know anything about the shooting, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (901)-528-CASH.