Shots Fired Near University of Memphis
Police are currently responding to reports of an active shooter near the University of Memphis. According to sources, the suspect has been contained in a local business, and law enforcement is currently on the scene. The South Highland Street area is currently blocked due to police activity, and members of the public are advised to avoid the area.
The University of Memphis has also issued a statement urging all students and faculty to shelter in place until further notice. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.
We urge anyone in the area to remain vigilant and stay safe. If you have any information about the incident, please contact the Memphis Police Department immediately.
Police on Scene and Blocking South Highland Street
At this time, there is no information available on any potential suspects or victims of the shooting. The police are asking anyone with information on the incident to come forward and provide assistance with the investigation.
Officers are on the scene of a potential armed party at Ubee’s located at 521 South Highland. We ask that everyone stay out of the area until the situation has been resolved.
— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) May 2, 2023
Police are surrounding an area of South Highland Street near the University of #Memphis. Businesses in the area of Highland and Walker Avenue are on lockdown after shots were fired in the area. The University of Memphis says the suspect is sheltered inside a nearby business.… pic.twitter.com/w4PMIoSIw4
— Chloe (@Chloe_DXM) May 2, 2023