Mother seeks answers after shooting victim left outside hospital

Mother seeks answers after shooting victim left outside hospital

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis mother wants answers about who shot her son and left him to die outside a hospital.

Memphis police say two men driving a red SUV left 20-year-old Derrico Houston outside the emergency room at St. Francis Hospital late Tuesday night.

When doctors got him inside, they said he was dead from a gunshot wound.

"I'm trying to find out what happened to my son,” said his mother Orlish Newson. “He was a sweet, respectful young man, and I feel like his life was more valuable than they thought it was worth. Just killing him and leaving him on the curb at the hospital like that.”

Newson is meeting with homicide detectives as they try to trace her son's final movements.

So far, police aren’t sure who he was with when he was shot.

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