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Suspect arrested in deadly triple shooting at Memphis lounge

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 5:48 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2021 at 6:06 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A suspect has been arrested in a deadly triple shooting in Memphis.

The shooting happened at around 12:30 a.m. at Indulge Lounge on Winchester Road, and left one person dead and two others injured.

Keython Johnson is charged with first-degree murder, criminal attempted felony to wit first-degree murder, and deploying a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

According to Memphis police, the suspect got into an argument with two of the victims before the shots were fired. The affidavit says one of the victims accidentally brushed up against Johnson while raising his arms. Johnson then physically attacked the victim by striking him with a closed fist. Johnson pulled out a gun and shot both victims, then accidentally shot himself.

One man died at the scene and the other victim is in hospital in critical condition.

Police Johnson is in critical condition.

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