Memphis' Crime Crisis

Shooting survivor, musician is ‘playing for peace’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 09, 2022 2:37 PM CT | Published: December 20, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Henry Booker performs at Amro Music's recital hall on Dec. 10. Booker was shot five times in June. After his recovery, he started Hood 2 Hood recitals, giving public performances where gun violence has occurred.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Henry Booker performs at Amro Music's recital hall on Dec. 10. Booker was shot five times in June. After his recovery, he started Hood 2 Hood recitals, giving public performances where gun violence has occurred. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Pianist who survived being shot five times holds recitals in hopes of inspiring people to see something positive beyond the violence in the city. 

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Memphis shootings Memphis Police Department gun violence Henry Booker Emerald Empire Band Hood 2 Hood Rashad Burton
Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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