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MEMPHIS — Memphis police say they have arrested a second man in the shooting of a party bus full of people celebrating the New Year.

WMC-TV reported police charged Ladarius Berry on Wednesday with 25 counts of attempted first-degree murder. It wasn't immediately clear whether he has an attorney.

A report from the police department said officers received a call from a hospital at 2:45 a.m. Jan. 1. Officers found that a bus carrying 25 people had arrived at the hospital.

Police said a disturbance had taken place between partygoers who were at a bar. After the bus left the bar, a vehicle followed and opened fire.

Five people on the bus were struck by gunfire. Two of them were critically injured.

Police have also charged 32-year-old Robert Sanders in the shooting.

Photo by Shelby County sheriff's office
Ladarius Berry.
Photo by Shelby County sheriff's office
Robert Sanders.

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  • mitchstoner
    January 15, 2015 at 12:47 p.m.

    Dudes will get 5 years, be out on 18 months.

    Instead, how 'bout we sit them in a bus and give each of their vics an AK and 10 full mags and let them have at it.

  • Delta123
    January 15, 2015 at 1:02 p.m.

    Just another Memphis Saturday night. I'm sure the guns they used were bought through a licensed dealer and they had clear background checks.

  • mitchstoner
    January 15, 2015 at 1:15 p.m.

    Odds are, the police will find the guns have been stolen somewhere. But if these gangbangers had no records when they obtained the guns, yes, they could have passed background checks and legally bought the guns from licensed firearms dealers.

    Either way, the possession of firearms by these thugs is proof that requiring more background checks, such as on private sales between non-dealer citizens, will NOT keep guns out of the hands of bad guys.

    I realize, though, it's the symbolism of more restrictive firearms laws that really matters to many hoplophobes, not any actual benefit to society.

  • Hogdude
    January 15, 2015 at 3:29 p.m.

    Good job of reporting all the facts. Pictures of the people were shown so as to let the viewers know who the people were. If we're have a conversation about race in the country, we need to know the race of all participants.

  • mitchstoner
    January 15, 2015 at 5:16 p.m.

    A criminal is a criminal. Sometimes race is irrevelant.