MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Several different shootings took place in Memphis this weekend, including six on Sunday alone, and it has city leaders concerned.
Sunday's shooting death of a man at a home on Selkirk in east Memphis was just one of several shootings in what turned out to be a violent weekend.
City Councilman Harold Collins is well aware of the violence in Memphis. "It's troubling… it's all over the city," he said. "We need to look at how we can get these guns off the street."
At 12 o'clock Sunday morning a man was shot inside his car outside a home on Davis in north Memphis. Police later found him less than a mile away dead in the driver's seat.
Later on Sunday a shooting took place on South Lauderdale in south Memphis. Police say a dice game became violent after several men pulled out guns and started shooting.
It was just before five o'clock when police found a man dead at 6090 Selkirk. Then at 5:15, police responded to a home on Rockingham where a 16-year-old was shot. The teen was taken to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in non-critical condition.
Right before midnight Sunday night a 15-year-old boy was shot after leaving Club Zodiac on Mt. Moriah. He was transported to The MED in critical condition.
With all the shootings and violence it seems like Memphis is out of control, but Collins disagrees. "I would never say our streets are out of control."
But he does admit something needs to be done. "Maybe we can challenge the U.S. Attorney and federal law enforcement to see what other resources we can get."