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Neighbors say 'clique' involved in triple shooting

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Memphis police are searching for the gunman involved in a shooting Friday afternoon on Standridge Street that sent three people to the hospital. Police say say the shooter took off after the incident, throwing the gun haphazardly into a Memphis neighborhood.

"We've had issues in the past but at one point we had Blue Crush out here; they helped to clean up a lot of stuff and we've been trying to get the city back out to help keep it clean," says neighbor Bishop Jonathan Prince, "I would like to see the gang unit out here."

It wasn't a gang but rather a "group of guys" that goes by "Standridge Street Posse" that was involved, says neighbor Sabrina Starks. She says they engaged in a fight on Facebook that led to the shooting.

"It was just threats, as far as 'When I see you I'm gon' get you.' Just from both sides. I guess they have cliques or little groups of guys that hang together or whatever," says Starks, "This whole group is from this street and that whole group is from another street in the Hollywood area. It's never been, like, we were rivals with the other streets or other people."

Starks, a resident of the neighborhood for 27 years, says she loves the area, adding that "everybody on this street is like family."

But others says it's a neighborhood with a troubled past that's creeping back into the present.

"We have people that are here that live out here that are scared to report because of fear of retaliation and everything," says Bishop Jonathan Prince, "We trying to keep all this down and just make it a nice livable neighborhood."

As of 8 p.m. Friday night, Memphis police did not provide updated information to FOX 13 News.

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