42-year-old husband, father killed while renovating house - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

42-year-old husband, father killed while renovating house

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A 42-year-old man working to restore a home in Hickory Hill was shot and killed Friday afternoon.

John Shelley was renovating a vacant house on Scottsdale Avenue when two men shot the husband and father of two, then fled the scene. Shelley was taken to The MED where he later died.

Neighbors are upset that their once quiet neighborhood is now a crime scene.

Reginald Arnold, who lives down the street, told Action News 5 that he had seen Shelley and a few others at the home in recent days.

"We've often heard people say that you never think that it will happen this close to your house, but it does," said Arnold.

Police say the shooting may have started as a robbery, but they are not certain yet. The shooters are still on the loose.

If you have any information about this crime, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.

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