A series of shootings in Memphis, Tennessee, led to the deaths of four women and left another in critical condition on Saturday evening, prompting a lengthy search for the suspect, who was later discovered dead, according to authorities.
The Memphis Police Department received a report of a shooting on Howard Drive around 9:22 p.m. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that this incident, along with two other recent shootings, were linked and involved the same suspect, identified as 52-year-old Mavis Christian Jr.
Christian was found with a fatal gunshot wound at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, following a manhunt. Police indicated that the wound appeared to be self-inflicted. His photograph had been released earlier, with a warning that he might have been driving a white 2017 Chevrolet Malibu, and he was considered armed and dangerous.
The shooting victims were identified as women, with one fatality on Howard Drive and another on Warrington Road. The third shooting occurred on Field Lark Road, where two women were fatally shot, and a third woman sustained critical injuries.
Authorities are treating these shootings as a domestic violence incident and continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic events.