At approximately 11:27 p.m. on Thursday, Dyersburg Police responded to the Mini Mart convenience store located at 700 Harrell Avenue, in reference to a man that had been shot.
After officers arrived, they found the victim, 45-year-old white male Bobby Ables, inside the store suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.
Dyersburg Asst. Police Chief Steve Isbell said Ables was able to tell the officers that he was walking down Wheeler Street near Merriman Street, when two black males approached him and shot him once in the head. After the shooting, the suspects fled on foot. Ables then reportedly ran to the Mini Mart, at the corner of Wheeler Street and Harrell Avenue, seeking help and store employees called 911.
Ables was airlifted to the Med in Memphis where he was listed in serious condition on Thursday evening.
Isbell said investigators do not know of a motive in the shooting at this time.
Dyersburg Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Dyer County Crime Stoppers at 731-285-TIPS, or dial 311 for the Dyersburg Police Department