Murfreesboro has suffered a rash of shooting incidents in June

Jun 26, 2020

Credit murfreesborotn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  June has turned out to be a dangerous, deadly month in Murfreesboro.

The city suffered seven shootings between June 1 and June 24. One person was fatally wounded last week.

In June of 2019, Murfreesboro reported just one shooting incident.

There has been a total of 15 shootings so far in 2020. Compare that to twelve shootings during the same period last year.

WMOT asked the department what it believes might be causing the rash of shootings, but MPD declined to answer.

Instead, Police Chief Michael Bowen provided a statement that reads in part “Addressing violent crime remains our top priority and we are committed, through thorough investigations, to prosecute those individuals committing acts of violence.”

Copied below is a list of shooting incidents recorded by the department in the first six months (through 6/24) of 2019 and 2020.

2020 SHOOTINGS (January 1, 2020 – June 24, 2020

  1. February 10, 2020            Injuries
  2. February 16, 2020            Injuries
  3. April 5, 2020                       Injuries
  4. April 9, 2020                       Death
  5. May 11, 2020                      Injuries
  6. May 16, 2020                      Injuries
  7. May 17, 2020                      Death
  8. May 26, 2020                      Injuries
  9. June 4, 2020                        Injuries
  10. June 18, 2020                     Injuries
  11. June 18, 2020                     Injuries
  12. June 18, 2020                     Injuries
  13. June 19, 2020                     Death
  14. June 22, 2020                     Injuries
  15. June 24, 2020                     Injuries

2019 SHOOTINGS (January 1, 2019 – June 24, 2019)

  1. January 1, 2019                 Injuries
  2. January 10, 2019              Injuries
  3. January 18, 2019              Injuries
  4. February 14, 2019            Injuries
  5. February 15, 2019            Death
  6. March 7, 2019                   Injuries
  7. March 13, 2019                 Death
  8. March 27, 2019                 Injuries
  9. May 6, 2019                        Injuries
  10. May 6, 2019                        Injuries
  11. May 21, 2019                      Injuries
  12. June 21, 2019                     Death