Mavis Christian Jr is hunted by Memphis cops over murders of two women and two girls
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
A huge manhunt is underway in Memphis, Tennessee for a gunman accused of brutally murdering two young girls, two women and critically injuring another female in three separate attacks.
Police are searching for Mavis Christian Jr., 52, in connection with the deadly shootings that happened over the span of four hours on Saturday.
Christian is also suspected of gunning down a fourth woman in a separate incident at 9.22pm and police say he fled each scene in a white 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.
The attacks have been described as domestic violence related and authorities say Christian is a relative of the victims – but have not specified further.
Officers were first called to a shooting at 3636 block of Field Lark Drive close to 6pm and they discovered two young girls dead and another woman critically injured.
The wounded victim was transported to Regional One Health hospital for treatment.
A third woman was killed at around 6.40pm at 5050 Warrington Road and a fourth woman was fatally shot at a third address on 196 Howard Drive at around 9.20pm.
Police identified Christian as the suspect in all three shootings and said he fled each scene in a white 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.