Fresh off the heels of the kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder of 34 year old billionaire heiress Eliza Fletcher, Memphis is back in the news as a teen goes on a shooting spree, live-streamed on Facebook:

A crazed gunman flashed a wide grin as he was arrested by cops in Memphis, Tennesee, after reportedly going on a shooting spree which he live streamed on Facebook – after being released early for aggravated assault.

Ezekiel Kelly, 19, launched his alleged rampage just before 1am and terrorized the city for more than 19 hours, killing four people and injuring three others.

 

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The above photos depict Kelly after being apprehended for the shooting spree and murder of four.

Kelly is believed to have started his rampage at around 12:56am, shooting and killing a 24-year-old man in his driveway on Glendale Avenue.

Several hours after the initial shooting, he then started turning the gun on people at random – forcing locals to shelter in their homes.

At around 4.38pm he then shot a man dead as he sat in his car on South Parkway East multiple times, and two minutes later fired his gun at a woman near Norris Road and Interstated 240.

She was rushed to hospital with a bullet wound to the leg, and was transported to a hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

Crazed Kelly opened fire at an AutoZone store on Jackson Avenue just before 6pm, where he started to live stream the horror on Facebook.

Kelly can be seen in the footage getting out of his car, walking into the store and pulling a gun to shoot at a man inside the store twice. He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

The teenager then rants to the camera about ‘no faking’ saying ‘this s*** for real’ on the livestream, with citizens reporting the footage to police.  [Daily Mail]

Be cautioned, the footage of the murderer’s rampage is extremely graphic.

Most scandalous of all, Kelly had been charged with attempted murder before, and was released early from prison. The Mayor of Memphis lambasted the non-existent justice system in Memphis:

He was sentenced to three years in prison, but was released in March after serving just 11 months of his sentence.

It is unclear as to why he was released, but Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland slammed the courts for the decision.

He said: ‘If Mr. Kelly served his full three-year sentence, he would still be in prison today and four of our fellow citizens would still be alive.’

He also urged the public to hold him and other officials to account over violent crime in the city, while saying the police were arresting ‘the same people over and over’.

Strickland added: ‘I welcome being held primarily responsible for lowering violent crime. But I do not have the authority over bonds. Over state sentencing laws. Over rehabilitation of people in prison.

‘I need the public to hold other people accountable, because I’m tired of our police officers arresting the same people over and over and over – and those people committing violent acts.

Although initial chatter on Twitter suggested the murders were racially motivated, we have been unable to find substantiation for this claim based on the available footage and identity of the victims. The footage depicts Kelly shooting one elderly white man, and reports also suggest that one of his victims was an African-American woman

RIP to the victims. Let’s pray they get justice.