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AT LEAST four people were killed and three others wounded when a young man fired indiscriminately from his vehicle in Memphis, Tennessee, broadcasting live on his Facebook.
The alleged perpetrator of the shooting, who terrorized the city for several hours, has already been arrested. He was identified as Ezekiel Kelly, a 19-year-old who, according to police, has multiple criminal records.
The suspect has been taken into police custody following his arrest after the shots he fired indiscriminately in at least eight different locations, generating a citywide alert.
Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis confirmed the four deaths at a press conference Thursday, calling the shooting a mass shooting on the move.
The police official confirmed that three others were wounded, including an employee of an AutoZone auto parts distribution store who was seriously injured and is in the hospital. The shooting at the AutoZone was filmed on Facebook Live, said Davis.
The detainee had been released from prison this year after serving 11 months of a three-year sentence for aggravated assault, according to the police.
Local media recall that the city has recently suffered several incidents such as the kidnapping and subsequent death of teacher Eliza Fletcher and the shooting attack on a policeman.