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Shooting At Memphis Trucking Company Leaves One Dead And One Injured


One person is dead and another injured after they were shot by the owner of a Memphis trucking company.

Trucking Company Owner Shoots At Three Men, Killing One

The shooting took place around 1 p.m. yesterday at Hammond Transportation, which is owned by 30 year old Charles Hammond.

Witness Craig Chambers, who works at nearby trucking company B&L Transportation, claimed that he saw Hammond holding a gun and chasing a man out of the Hammond Transportation building. Then, Hammond apparently opened fire, shooting at three people but only hitting two.

Witnesses reported hearing between five and ten gunshots.

Hammond later turned himself in with help from his mother.

Investigators Trying To Uncover Details And A Motive

One report claims that the two men who were shot, Michael Osborn and Michael Hansbro, were employees at Hammond Transport. Another local report says that the men worked for JARS Transportation and Delivery.

Osborn reportedly died from a gunshot wound to the chest in the warehouse. Hansbro was shot in the face and hospitalized. He is in stable condition. Hansbro is the father of a police officer in Hernando.

Hammond was charged with first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder.

It is unclear why Hammond shot the men.

Hammond Transportation was founded by Charles’s father, who died in April.

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