Overnight shooting sends man to hosptial

Jul 11, 2019 at 08:46 am by Michelle Willard

Murfreesboro Police Department

A shooting overnight in Murfreesboro sent one man to the hospital Thursday, July 11, according to the Murfreesboro Police Department.

A male victim was struck by gunfire around 1 a.m. Thursday, July 11 on Minor Street. He was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for treatment and is listed as being in stable condition.

The victim, Darnell Mayer, 49, of Murfreesboro, was treated on the scene by personnel from Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services (RCEMS) and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department. He was transported by RCEMS to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation revealed Mayer approached a vehicle on Minor Street and spoke briefly with two occupants before one of them, inside the vehicle, started shooting.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark colored vehicle leaving the area. No arrest has been made, but the investigation is continuing to try and determine a motive.

Mayer was also the victim of another shooting on May 6, 2019. He was shot at the corner of Minor Street and Hancock Street. The suspect fled the scene.

On June 11, 2019, Mayer suffered minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle while walking near Mercury Blvd. and Middle Tennessee Blvd.

He told police he believes someone was trying to kill him since he didn’t die in the May shooting. The investigation into those previous incidents is also on-going.


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