Woman shot in Union City airlifted to Memphis hospital, suspect arrested

A Union City, Tennessee, woman was airlifted to a Memphis hospital after she was shot Wednesday afternoon, according to Union City police. 

Police say they were dispatched for a reported gunshot victim around 1:46 p.m. Wednesday at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 720 East College Street.

The victim, who police identified as 23-year-old Kierra Lee’Shee Moses of Union City, was found at the church with at least two gunshot wounds. Officers say Moses was taken from the scene by EMS and later airlifted to Regional Medical Center in Memphis.

Police say eyewitness tell them the shooting happened at or near the intersection of North Home Street and College Street, and the victim ran to the church after she was shot.

Officers allege that 19-year-old Bronzie Johnson Jr. of Union City shot Moses. He was was found at 1011 East Vine Street and arrested. Police say a handgun they believe is the weapon used in the shooting was recovered at that location as well.

Johnson is charged with attempted second degree murder and reckless endangerment.

Johnson’s arraignment is scheduled for Thursday in Obion County General Sessions Court. 

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