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Memphis police say this is this scene after two groups attacked then shot a homeless person.
35 year old Michael Young told police four people approached him at this corner while he smoked a cigarette.
One man questioned whether he'd raped anyone after young said no another man -- out a gun.
Young told police that one of them and struggled with his stick several times while another group of men.
Came up and started to beat on him that's when he says someone shot him but even after that he says that beating continued.
Young was rushed to the hospital.
-- the suspects are still on the loose he's stayed pretty frequently during November and December.
Steve carpenter with the Memphis union mission -- -- young for a stayed at their shelter this past fall.
Carpenter says transient people often made easy targets that.
There's an element.
That the -- deal with at least here in Memphis have been aware of of gang initiation in which people were targeted the home homeless individuals.
While police say the attack is not gang related carpenter says he's noticed an increase in gangs using the homeless for their own purposes in the past few years.
According to the police support young did not know these attackers.
Shortly after the shooting officers question to women identified as possible accomplices.
But then release them.
New charges have been filed in the case -- mom fox thirteen news.
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