A member of rock’n’roll star Jerry Lee Lewis’ band was killed in a shootout yesterday (October 14) in Memphis.
70 year old bass player BB Cunningham was working as a security guard at an apartment complex when he went to investigate a gunshot noise nearby.
Witnesses say they then heard further gunshots and Cunningham, along with an unidentified 16 year old, was found dead at the scene.
Police are currently investigating the incident. Judy Baladez, a resident of the apartment buildings told WMCTV:
“I just like kind of stayed down in my bed and laid quiet and still because I didn’t know if more shooting was going to continue.” She added that the gunshots sounded “very loud, like they were very close by, they didn’t sound like they were being shot in the air. They sounded close by like they were being shot at somebody.”
BB Cunningham was also a former member of Memphis band The Hombres, but, reports Rolling Stone, he moved to Los Angeles in the early 1970s to work at Independent Recorders as a chief engineer, working with the likes of Billy Joel and Elton John. READ MORE