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Member of Jerry Lee Lewis band killed in shootout

The Associated Press, Sunday, October 14, 2012, 2:58pm (PDT)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say a member of Jerry Lee Lewis' band has been killed in a Memphis shootout.

According to The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/RJ1NUs), police said the shooting happened around 2 a.m. Sunday at the Cherry Crest apartments in southeast Memphis.

Musician B.B. Cunningham Jr., who was a security guard in a neighboring apartment complex, heard a shot in the Cherry Crest apartments and went to investigate. Police didn't provide details, but they said when officers arrived, both Cunningham and a 16-year-old boy were found dead from gunshot wounds.

The teenager has not been identified.

When contacted at his home in Washington D.C., Cunningham's brother, Bill, confirmed his brother was killed.

Cunningham had been a member of Lewis' band since 1997. His solo album, "Hangin' In," was released in 2003.

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