Police search for gunman after man, woman shot in Hermitage - WKRN News 2

Police search for gunman after man, woman shot in Hermitage

Posted: Updated: Sep 13, 2012 04:30 PM CDT

Metro police are searching for the gunman who targeted two people sitting in a parked car in Hermitage Thursday morning.

Multiple shots were heard in the 2500 block of Brooke Valley Drive shortly before 11 a.m.

"Witnesses report that a gunman, wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt, ran up to the car and fired shots into the front windshield and into the side passenger window," Metro police spokesperson Kristin Mumford said.

An 18-year-old woman was helped from the car into a nearby home with a bullet wound to her shoulder and side.

A 23-year-old man was found by police in the street beside the vehicle with wounds to his legs.

Both were taken to Vanderbilt Univeristy Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The gunman was last seen fleeing into a wooded area between two homes.

Residents told Nashville's News 2 gunshots are not uncommon in the subdivision.

"It's something we hear everyday," said Doug Buchner. "We're worried about our children and our neighborhood here mostly."

Brooke Valley Drive is less than a mile from Central Pike in Hermitage.

According to Metro police, several drug investigations have been done in the area, but it's not known if Thursday's shooting was drug-related.

Shannon Browning lives with her husband and three small children about a block from the shooting scene.  She's noticed the increased police presence.

"They are trying. It's not their fault, you know. They're around all the time," she said.

Following Thursday's shooting, Browning considered leaving the neighborhood.

The shooting remains under investigation.

Additional information about the gunman was not immediately released.

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