5 shootings, 1 stabbing create violent night in Nashville
July 14, 2013 05:56 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Five separate shootings and a stabbing made for a violent night in Nashville Saturday night into Sunday morning.
The first shooting took place in the 5000 block of Mount View Road in south Nashville around 9:30 p.m. Metro police said two victims were shot but received only minor injuries.
Two hours later, around 11:45 p.m., a man was standing outside with friends in the 2700 block of Old Matthews Road in north Nashville when he was shot.
The victim said he was approached by at least two suspects who opened fire. The victim was shot one time in the stomach.
Police said the victim drove to General Hospital and was later transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was listed in critical but stable condition. The victim told police he didn't know why he was targeted.
The suspects in the shooting also struck two houses and a vehicle with stray bullets, but no other injuries were reported.
A third shooting occurred in west Nashville just before 12 a.m. Midnight. The victim told police he was walking near 12th and Edgehill avenues when a suspect opened fire for reasons unknown.
The man was struck in the left leg and transported to Vanderbilt by a private vehicle. His condition wasn't immediately known.
The fourth shooting of the night happened at the intersection of Scovel Street and Dr. DB Todd Jr. Boulevard in north Nashville just after 12:45 a.m.
The victim told police he was driving through the area and stopped to talk with a woman who was walking on the street. According to police, while the victim was talking to the woman, a suspect approached the victim and shot directly into his vehicle. The victim was grazed by a bullet across his back.
Police said the victim drove to his mother's home to call police.
The fifth shooting took place in east Nashville just before 4 a.m.
According to police, the victim was standing in the 800 block of South 8th Court when two men approached and opened fire.
Police said the victim was struck twice, one time in each thigh. He was transported to Vanderbilt with non-life threatening injuries.
The victim told police he did not know why he was targeted.
A stabbing also took place early Sunday.
Police were called to a home located at 412 Hollydale Drive just after 2 a.m.
The 55-year-old victim could not tell responding officers where the stabbing took place or the circumstances leading up to the stabbing.
The victim was transported to Southern Hills Medical Center with minor injuries.
All of the incidents remain under investigation. No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information should call Metro police or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.