Man driving around shooting at people in Memphis is now in custody

A 19-year-old man who police said was driving around the city of Memphis and shooting at people has been arrested, police said.

Ezekiel D. Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday night.

Before Kelly’s arrest, police took to social media to warn residents of the 19-year-old, “who is responsible for multiple shootings, ” and for reportedly sharing it on Facebook.

The University of Memphis sent a message to students saying a shooting had been reported near the campus. Rhodes College, which is about 4 miles away from the university, advised students on and off campus to shelter in place.

“If you do not have to be out, stay indoors until this is resolved,” Memphis police said on Twitter.

Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told WMC-TV that police did not know of a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information was asked to call 911.

Memphis recently has been shaken by several shootings in recent weeks, including the killing of a pastor during a daylight carjacking in her driveway, the slaying of an activist during an argument over money, and the killing of a woman who was abducted while she was on a pre-dawn run.

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