• Victim identified in double shooting near U of M, mother speaks out

    By: Jeremy Pierre


    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis police are investigating a double shooting that happened over the weekend feet away from the University of Memphis campus.

    Both victims were shot several times, and one of them is still in the hospital recovering after being shot in the face.

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    Family of the victims told us the men went to a party a block away from the University of Memphis campus.

    A family member is now pushing Memphis and the University of Memphis police to catch the suspects before another person is hurt.

    A mother is thankful and yet hurt to see her son in so much pain.

    “I thank God I’m not making other arrangements,” said Mattie Martin, mother of one of the victims.

    Mattie Martin’s son, Darrell Martin and his cousin were both shot near Mynders Avenue and Brister Street Saturday morning.

    The two were shot less than a block away from the University of Memphis campus.

    “Horrible to think someone can stand over my baby and shoot him like an animal,” said Martin.

    Darrell’s fraternity brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated were seen praying in front of Regional One Hospital for their fraternity brother after he nearly lost his life.

    The father of one was shot in the face, neck, and leg.

    “A bullet still in his neck, we took a bullet out his leg last night. We don’t know what the outcome of this is going to be,” said Marvell Bandy, cousin of Darrell Martin.

    Darrell’s other cousin was shot twice in the arm. He has since been released from the hospital.

    Darrell older cousin, Marvell Bandy, said the two victims recently graduated and began working.

    “We don’t want our kids being wronged and targeted because these guys are not carrying guns. They are carrying books,” said Bandy.

    The University of Memphis did send out safety alert notifying students, faculty and staff of the shooting.

    Police are not releasing much information about the investigation, only telling us they believe a white car is involved.

    “This was not a person that was trying to scare anyone. We need this animal off the street, an animal is what we have out here lock him up,” said Bandy.

    Memphis police could not confirm if by any chance investigators may be reviewing surveillance video of this shooting that can lead them to the suspects.

    MPD and UofM police are asking if you have any information about this case to please call them.

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