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A Memphis TV reporter was emotional Wednesday as he discussed a shooting that left four dead and three injured days after a local jogger was kidnapped.

“This is an extremely dangerous situation. And I know…” Joyce Peterson, a reporter from NBC-affiliated WMC in Memphis, said before pausing.

“Memphis is tired right now. Yes. I’m fine. I’m with you,” she said. “Memphis is tired right now. … It’s hard right now. Bear with me it’s been a very nerve-racking night.”

The shooting unfolded Wednesday, beginning with a man found dead in the driveway just before 1 a.m. Hours later, at about 4:38 p.m., another man was found shot dead in his vehicle, according to authorities. Video from a nearby store showed a gray sedan parked next to the victim’s car before the shooting.

Another victim, a woman, was found at 4.40pm. Gunshot wound to the head. She was hospitalized in a non-critical condition. Other victims included two injured men and two women killed.

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The suspect, Ezekiel Dejuan Kelly, 19, was arrested about 9.20pm. and was charged with first-degree murder earlier Thursday.

Two days before the shooting, Eliza Fletcher was found dead after being kidnapped while jogging near the University of Memphis on Friday morning. The suspect in the case, Cleotha Abston, was arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including first-degree murder and kidnapping.

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