Youth taken into custody for gunning down people on Facebook live


A 19-year-old man allegedly involved in multiple shootings in Memphis city of US state of Tennessee has been taken into custody, said the Memphis Police Department in a statement on Wednesday (local time).

“Suspect is in custody,” Memphis Police Department said on Twitter. “Shelter in place has been lifted.” Ezekiel D. Kelly, the 19-year-old suspect wanted in relation to multiple shootings has been apprehended for gunning down people randomly on Facebook live, a local media report said adding that the incident triggered terror amongst citizens in Memphis on Wednesday afternoon.

According to local media, several people were shot in multiple locations and the suspect was streaming the violence on Facebook live, however, the exact number of victims is not known yet.

In another incident, a 19-year-old man, Dontae Ramon Smith was charged with murder in a series of random shootings on September 1 over around two hours last weekend in Detroit that killed three people. The accused killed three people in a shooting spree. Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden said that he is determined to ban assault weapons in America, amid the increasing gun violence in the country.

In order to curb the rising incidents of gun violence in the US, the US Senate passed a bipartisan bill to address gun violence in the United States, the first major piece of federal gun reform in almost 30 years.