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Shooting leaves a Memphis musician and juvenile dead

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Memphis police are looking for clues in what led to a shooting that left two people dead. Memphis police are looking for clues in what led to a shooting that left two people dead.
The shooting happened at the Cherry Crest Apartments in East Memphis. The shooting happened at the Cherry Crest Apartments in East Memphis.
A 70-year-old security guard and 16-year-old male were killed in the gunfire.  You can still see places where there were pools of blood. A 70-year-old security guard and 16-year-old male were killed in the gunfire. You can still see places where there were pools of blood.
A woman on the scene told us the man killed is B.B. Cunningham, bass player for entertainer Jerry Lee Lewis. A woman on the scene told us the man killed is B.B. Cunningham, bass player for entertainer Jerry Lee Lewis.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) – Memphis police are looking for clues in what led to a shooting that left two people dead.

One of the victims was a teenager, another well known Memphis musician. 

The shooting happened at the Cherry Crest Apartments in East Memphis.

Resident Judy Baladez told our crew they heard lots of shots.

"I just like kind of stayed down in my bed and laid quiet and still because I didn't know if more shooting was going to continue," said Baladez.  "Like, very loud, like they were very close by they didn't sound like they were being shot in the air.  They sounded close by like they were being shot at somebody," she added.

A 70-year-old security guard and 16-year-old male were killed in the gunfire.  You can still see places where there were pools of blood.

Crime Scene tape illustrates the spot where the men were shot.  What investigators want to know is: what happened?

While our crews were on the scene, a woman carrying a torn piece of crime scene tape introduced herself to us as the daughter-in-law of the older man who was killed.

She says his name is B.B. Cunningham, and while he was moonlighting as a security guard, his real job is as bass player for entertainer Jerry Lee Lewis.

"I don't know much about him but he was always nice to me we always talked a lot and sometimes he helped me out when I was having trouble with my vehicle," said Baladez.

The daughter-in-law says she believed that her father-in-law and the 16-year-old got into some sort of shootout.

The younger man who was shot has not been identified.

In the mid 60's BB Cunningham was a member of the Memphis group "The Hombres" and co wrote the groups hit song "Let It Out, Let it All Hang Out".

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