Minor Street shooting

The Murfreesboro Police Department investigates a shooting that they said took place around 12:51 a.m. Thursday on Minor Street near Mason Court.

A Murfreesboro man who has survived a shooting and a hit-and-run in the past two months was shot again on Thursday, police say.

Darnell Mayer, 49, of Murfreesboro, was shot multiple times around 12:51 a.m. in the 700 block of Minor Street, the Murfreesboro Police Department said. Mayer was treated on the scene by personnel from Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services and Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department. He was transported by RCEMS to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he was 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, the MPD said.  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, police said.

Mayer was also the victim of another shooting on May 6, the MPD said. 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, police said.

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

The investigation into those previous incidents is on-going, the MPD said.

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