Shooting in Deerwood Springs

A young black man was murdered Sunday morning in Deerwood Springs at a late night party.

Wyshawn Brandon, 25-years-old, was shot and killed by another man at the party according to police reports.

The Deerwood Springs neighborhood is home to many students at CHS. The shooting scared a lot of families in the area because of how many young kids live there.

What started out as a small party quickly grew to hundreds of people. Neighbors commented to the police that families often have small parties so no one was alarmed at first.

A neighbor, Shevi Sloane, commented, ““Before I knew it, there were gunshots and people running around and screaming.”

The police were called immediately.

When the police arrived Brandon was found laying in the yard, shot. He was taken to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.

The neighborhood is in a panic and the people do not feel safe anymore.

Sloane stated that, “This is the first time we haven’t felt safe at home, and we won’t until the criminal is captured.”

“I honestly never thought we’d have to worry about something like that in our neighborhood; it’s always been so calm.” said Abby Totten, senior.