Man attacked in front of Booker T. Washington High School

Man attacked in front of Booker T. Washington High School
(WMC-TV) -  A man was hospitalized after being attacked in front of Booker T. Washington High School Saturday afternoon.

Memphis Police Department did respond to a shooting call around 2 p.m. and later determined the victim was beaten.

Action News 5 arrived on the crime scene to find family members were frantic after they received a call that 27-year-old Mario Becton had been shot.

He was transported to the MED in critical condition where he was later upgraded to stable condition.

Becton's mother rushed to the hospital where she said she learned her son had been pistol whipped but is expected survive.

"I won't be too relieved until I see that he's going on to be alright, because if he go pistol whipped in the head ain't no telling what will happen. I don't know what's going on," said Becton. 

Becton said her son often plays dominos in the area. 

"Don't nobody got nothing against him because he mingles around with those guys out there all the time, and if somebody had something against him they would have been done something to him," said Becton.

Becton's mother said she constantly cautions her son to stay out of the streets and hopes now he will heed her warnings.

"He hard headed. I don't know what he does when he's not with me. He's grown and I can't tell him what to do all I can do is give him advice," said Becton.

Police said they also had information that a second victim, Mario Becton's friend, who may have been kidnapped by the suspects possibly driving an Orange Chevy Camaro with 24 inch rims.

Police later said there was no second victim.

At one point Memphis Police had their aviation team up searching for that orange Chevy Camaro.

If you have any information regarding this shooting, you're urged to call crime stoppers at 901-528-CASH. 
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