The Broadway Pizza Shooting in Memphis was a tragic incident that occurred on September 27, 2021. The shooting took place at the Broadway Pizza located on the 6900 block of Winchester Road in Memphis, Tennessee. According to reports, the shooting occurred at around 4:15 pm, and the authorities were called to the scene shortly thereafter.
The Tragic Incident
Details about the incident are still emerging, but according to reports, a man entered the restaurant and opened fire, killing two people and injuring two others. The victims have been identified as Christopher Phillips, 29, and Anthony Brown, 44. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The two injured victims were taken to a nearby hospital and are said to be in stable condition.
Authorities have not yet released the identity of the suspect, but they have confirmed that he fled the scene and is still at large. The motive for the shooting is also unclear at this time.
Response from the Community
The shooting at Broadway Pizza has shocked the community, and many are expressing their condolences to the victims’ families. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland tweeted that he was “heartbroken” to hear about the shooting and that his thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.
The Memphis Police Department has also issued a statement, urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. They have also increased patrols in the area to help ensure the safety of the community.
Previous Incidents at the Restaurant
Unfortunately, this is not the first shooting to occur at the Broadway Pizza in Memphis. In October 2020, a man was shot and killed outside the restaurant. And in July 2021, there was another shooting outside the restaurant, but no one was injured in that incident.
After the previous incidents, the restaurant had increased security measures, including hiring additional security guards, but it seems that those measures were not enough to prevent this tragedy from occurring.
The Broadway Pizza Shooting in Memphis is a tragic reminder of the ongoing problem of gun violence in our communities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and we hope that the authorities are able to bring the suspect to justice as soon as possible.
This incident also highlights the need for continued efforts to address gun violence and improve community safety. We must work together to find solutions that will make our communities safer for everyone.