City officials, locals react to hours-long shooting spree across Mid-South

Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 10:54 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Memphis city officials and locals have made statements following the hours-long shooting spree and police chase that took place Wednesday night.

Memphis police successfully captured 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly around 9:30 p.m. after a rampage that set multiple areas of the city on lockdown for hours.

Many Memphians report their exhaustion with the recent uptick in violent crime in the city.

Several local politicians shared their reactions to the violence online.

Tennessee State Senator London Lamar tweeted:

Memphis City Councilman Chase Carlisle responded:

Memphis-Shelby County School Commissioner Michelle McKissack also shared her reaction:

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite shared his response to the cooperation between Southaven and Memphis police during the pursuit:

West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon also responded to Wednesday night’s events:

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