Police investigate shooting after victim dies - WKRN News 2

Police investigate shooting after victim dies

Posted: Updated: Sep 24, 2012 1:56 PM CDT
Eric Swanson, 30, was shot late Sunday and later died during surgery. Eric Swanson, 30, was shot late Sunday and later died during surgery.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Metro police are investigating after a shooting victim died at the hospital overnight Sunday.

Police said their investigation shows that 30-year-old Eric Swanson was walking in the area of Lewis and Lafayette streets in the J.C. Napier public housing development when he was shot.

He ran to his girlfriend's residence nearby.

While on the back porch, a red vehicle pulled up and transported Swanson to the VA Hospital in Nashville.

From there, Swanson was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died during surgery.

Vanderbilt notified police of the shooting.

Investigators located a blood trail near the corner of Lewis and Lafayette streets just before 2:30 a.m. Monday but had no further clues.

Police said Swanson was last known to have lived on Lafayette Street.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call Metro police detectives at 615-862-7749 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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