Murfreesboro shooting victim survives shootings, being hit by car

Believes someone's trying to kill him
Posted at 2:17 AM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 21:19:10-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — Murfreesboro police officers are investigating a shooting that sent a man to the hospital early Thursday morning.

According to police, the shooting happened on Minor Street at about 12:50a.m. Thursday. More than a dozen evidence markers were placed in the street as a part of the investigation.

The victim was identified as 49-year-old Darnell Mayer of Murfreesboro. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is listed in stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.

Mayer approached a vehicle on Minor Street and spoke briefly with two people inside before one of them started shooting at Mayer. Witnesses reported seeing a dark colored vehicle leaving the area.

No arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing.

Oddly enough, Mayer is no stranger to the hospital, he's been shot and hit by a vehicle within the last month.

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

On June 11, 2019, Mayer was injured after being hit by a vehicle while walking near Mercury Boulevard and Middle Tennessee Boulevard. 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.