Memphis Teen Livestreams Shooting Spree On Facebook, Family Speaks Out
"There's something going on with him mentally, he needs help," said the shooter's aunt who spoke with reporters.
September 08, 2022 at 3:37 pm
On Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. CST, the Memphis Police Department released a tweet issuing a citywide search for an unknown shooter.
The suspect was responsible for several shootings and allegedly streamed at least one of those on his Facebook page.
Within an hour, police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly.
During an early Thursday morning news conference, Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis broke down a suspected timeline of the shootings.
After the first shooting occurred, the responding officers found a dead male victim in a driveway at the scene at around 12:56 a.m., NBC News reports.
At this time, Kelly was known by his Facebook alias, Zeek Huncho, according to CNN.
At 4:38 p.m., officers responded to another shooting where they found a man in his vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Video surveillance from this shooting allowed police to identify the car that the suspect was using in the shootings, a grey sedan.
Moments later, at 4:40 p.m., officers responded to a shooting and found a woman with a gunshot wound to the leg. The suspect fled in a dark-colored sedan.
At 5:59 p.m., officers responded to a shooting at a nearby AutoZone, according to the New York Post.
“Ezekiel Kelly was on Facebook Live when he opened fire inside the store,” Davis said, CNN reports.
A short time later, at 6:12 p.m., police received a call from a concerned citizen that someone with the name “Zeek Huncho” was live on Facebook, saying he was “threatening to cause harm to citizens,” Davis said.