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Manhunt underway for teen who live-streamed multiple shootings in US city

Rachel Lang

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Manhunt underway for teen who live-streamed multiple shootings in US city

Police have arrested a man in connection with multiple shootings in the US city of Memphis, Tennessee.

The teen allegedly opened fire from a car across multiple locations, with two confirmed dead so far.

Memphis Police have identified the alleged shooter as 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly, who police confirmed has now been taken into police custody following a short stand-off with police.

Police advised anyone within the vicinity of Ivan Road and Hodge Road in Memphis to 'shelter in place and stay indoors' while they engaged the alleged gunman.

He had crashed a stolen Dodge Challenger, and was trapped inside the wreck.

The shelter in place warning has now been lifted and Kelly is now in police custody.

In what has been a horror night for the city of Memphis, shootings have occurred at multiple locations.

Police have alleged that the 19-year-old also streamed some shootings on Facebook Live.

There have been shots fired at multiple locations and at least two deaths.

Memphis Police revealed that a 24-year-old man was killed on Lyndale Avenue, and another man was shot and killed at a BP petrol station on East Parkway near the interstate highway.

A woman was shot just one minute later nearby and was critically injured.

At the time, the driver was allegedly behind the wheel of a blue or silver Infiniti car but changed vehicles multiple times by allegedly carjacking people out and about in the city.

At one point, police claimed he was driving a grey Toyota SUV with Arkansas plates.

The City of Memphis urged residents to stay indoors as police worked to stop the alleged shooter from wreaking more havoc on the city.

"If you do not need to be out, please stay home!" the city shared on Twitter to warn residents.

The University of Memphis is currently in lockdown.

Public transport has been halted until further notice, and the Memphis' Delta Fair has been closed.

In a video seen by LADbible Australia, a man understood to be Kelly can be seen walking into a store and shooting at a man inside.

The short clip shows the alleged gunman aiming his gun at a man and pulling the trigger before sprinting away.

FOX13 reported seeing a video of a similar description.

Featured Image Credit: Memphis Police Department. WREG News Channel 3

Topics: News, US News, Crime

Rachel Lang
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