Bullet grazes 4-year-old girl in south Nashville shooting - WKRN News 2

Bullet grazes 4-year-old girl in south Nashville shooting

Posted: Updated: April 8, 2013 07:25 PM

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.

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