DeAndre Windom, mayor of Highland Park, Michigan, was shot Nov. 17 at Detroit’s Key Club, reports 7 Action News.
Bouncers were clearing the crowd when a fight ensued and shots rang out, one hitting Windom in the thigh. Police do not believe that he was a target, according to Detroit police spokeswoman Kelly Miner. The mayor was listed in stable condition yesterday at Detroit Receiving Hospital.
Windom issued the following statement via Twitter:
Don’t doubt God’s power. He can do all things but fail. It’s not too late for a miracle. Keep believing!!!
— DeAndre Windom (@MayorWindom) November 18, 2013
Windom is married to Hip-Hop legend, Yolonda “Yo Yo” Whittaker, who, in an interview with CBS Detroit this past summer, spoke excitedly about becoming Highland Park’s first lady and the success of the YoYo School of Hip Hop at Highland Park Renaissance Academy.
“My hope for this group this year is to go back to school in September without having writer’s block and to be more familiar when it comes to writing,” Whittaker said. “Our focus is language arts so all of the other things we use around those.”
We teach them writing, hip-hop writing, but it’s just writing in general. It’s creative writing, it’s for journalism, it’s for blogging, it’s for essay writing. We teach them the formula for writing and then we add in the components. We compare writing a rap to writing an essay.”
The newlyweds were married in August in the Cayman Islands.
Windom, who has been mayor of Highland Park since 2012, is the second Black mayor to be shot in the last month.
As previously reported by NewsOne.com, Chris Wright, the 23-year-old mayor of Dawson, Georgia, was shot multiple times on Oct. 31 in an attempted robbery outside of his home. Wright’s mother was also tied up and injured during the robbery.
At the time of his inauguration, Wright became one of the youngest mayors in the state of Georgia and the youngest mayor in Dawson history.
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Hello Handsome: 8 Swoon-Worthy Pics Of The Men From 'The Best Man Holiday'
1. Hello Handsome: 8 Swoon-Worthy Pics Of The Men From 'The Best Man Holiday'
There are so many adjectives that could be used to describe the cast of "The Best Man Holiday." Sensuous! Kissable! Delectable! This holiday season the original cast reunite for the most anticipated film of the year! Although everyone from the cast possess their own wow factor, there's five men that have had our full attention since their first hello! Make sure you beauties check out the movie on November 15th.
2. Morris Chestnut
Can we get a virtual hi-five for this amazing deep dark chocolate hunk to the left?
3. Morris Chestnut
It's hard to believe that this sexy heartthrob is happily married with two kids. Such is life! (I wonder if he has any brothers?)
4. Taye Diggs
Oh Harper Stewart! I'll take a kiss on the frontal lobe any day.
5. Taye Diggs
No one does casual quite like this talented cat here! (Did you know that Taye is also an author?#ChocolateMe)
6. Terrence Howard
There's something so sexy about a talented man. Is there anything that Terrence cannot do--actor, singer, musician... total hottie in my book!
7. Terrance Howard
Style + Swag = the definition of dapper! Love it.
8. Harold Perrineau
Oh hello handsome. The smart intelligent guys always win!
9. Eddie Cibrian
We love Harper and all but this hunk of white chocolate is certainly an upgrade for Jordan, don't you think?