Metro police are looking for a gunman accused of shooting a young girl Monday afternoon in a housing complex off Murfreesboro Road.An unidentified suspect approached a 37-year-old man just before 4 p.m. in the 700 block of Lewis Street.Words were exchanged between the two men and the gunman fired several shots. One bullet grazed a four-year-old girl playing nearby and left an inch-long wound above her ear.She was taken by ambulance to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries where she was later released. "It's really sad when you have kids who can't come outside and play in an area where you live and pay rent," a nearby resident said. Another bullet struck the 37-year-old man in the hand. He drove himself to the hospital. Investigators believe the 37-year-old was targeted and that he returned fire at the suspect, as two different shell casings were found at the scene.The shooting happened as Napier Elementary, a school just one block from the crime scene, was scheduled to end its school day. Instead, classes were placed on lock down for an hour as a precaution.
The little girl returned to her preschool class Tuesday morning.No further information has been released.