Two hospitalized, one turns himself in after North Lamar shooting

Posted on Mar 30 2017 - 8:55pm by Clara Turnage

Two men were shot on North Lamar Thursday, according to Maj. Sheridan Maiden of the Oxford Police Department.

According to Oxford Police Department Twitter, a person of interest, Ricky Mabry, turned himself in late Thursday night. The two men with gunshot wounds were flown to the Regional One Health in Memphis, Tennessee, according to a press release issued by the department Thursday night. The release said the victims are in stable condition at this time.

Maiden said the weapon was not yet known.

According to the release, the police department received a 911 call around 7 p.m. reporting shots fired.

A Ford Explorer belonging to one of the victims was being towed away, and witnesses had left the scene by 8:15. A worker at Chuy’s Place, which is on North Lamar, said she didn’t see anything but heard the shots after 6 p.m.

The university sent out an email crime alert warning of shooting on North Lamar to all students at 7:54.

No more information was available at the time this was published Thursday night. Oxford police request that anyone with information call (662) 232-2400.