19-year-old shot in stomach during drug deal - WKRN News 2

19-year-old shot in stomach during drug deal

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Metro police are investigating the shooting of a 19-year-old male Friday afternoon in Hermitage that resulted from what was supposed to be a drug deal.

The shooting happened around 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Mapco convenience store at Old Hickory Boulevard and Dodson Chapel Road.

Police said people inside two vehicles arrived to the parking lot to participate in the drug deal, when Bradley Bowie was shot in the stomach. 

Sergeant John Patton with the Metro Police Department said, "Basically we had two individuals that drove up in the parking lot, and for some unknown reason there was an altercation between another vehicle."

"But we don't think this is an isolated incident," he added. "We think there's a possibility that they knew the other people involved in this."

Bowie showed up a short time later at the BP gas station located on Old Hickory Boulevard at Andrew Jackson Parkway.

He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is in critical, but stable condition.

Bowie was alert when he arrived at the hospital and has been interviewed by detectives.

Authorities are still investigating to determine why the shooting happened and to confirm the identity of the gunman.

Police are searching for an older model white Buick with a black male driving seen leaving the area.

A white male passenger in the front seat is believed to be the gunman, according to Metro officers at the scene.

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