Greenland Drive shooting

The Murfreesboro Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place around 2:20 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Greenland Drive. The victim was treated at a local hospital.

A Murfreesboro man has survived the fourth apparent attempt to kill him in as many months after police say he was shot multiple times early Thursday morning.

Darnell Mayer, aka “Deuce,” 49, of Murfreesboro, was found lying in front of Greenland East Apartments, 816 Greenland Drive, Murfreesboro Police Department public information officer Larry Flowers said in a press release. Police responded to reports of shots fired around 2:15 a.m.

Mayer was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, MPD said. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center via Life Flight helicopter where he underwent surgery. He was listed in stable condition Thursday afternoon.

Detectives are looking for the shooter and a dark colored sedan seen speeding away after the shooting.

Mayer was shot multiple times on July 11 around 12:51 a.m. in the 700 block of Minor Street, the MPD said at the time.

A preliminary investigation from the July 11 shooting revealed Mayer approached a vehicle on Minor Street and spoke briefly with two occupants before one of them started shooting, the MPD said.  Witnesses reported seeing a dark colored vehicle leaving the area.

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

On June 11, Mayer suffered minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle while walking near Mercury Boulevard and Middle Tennessee Boulevard, the MPD said on July 11.

Mayer told police he believes someone was trying to kill him since he didn’t die in the May shooting, the MPD said.

Police have not given a motive for the incidents.

Anyone with information can call MPD’s Criminal Investigations Division at (615) 893-2717 or Crime Stoppers at (615) 893-STOP (7867).

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