2 arrested for string of Nashville shootings - WKRN News 2

2 arrested for string of Nashville shootings

Posted: Updated: April 18, 2014 11:37 PM
Gary Pitts was arrested overnight for a shooting in the 1800 block of 11th Avenue North. Gary Pitts was arrested overnight for a shooting in the 1800 block of 11th Avenue North.
Police on the scene of the 14th Avenue shooting in the Edgehill neighborhood of Nashville. Police on the scene of the 14th Avenue shooting in the Edgehill neighborhood of Nashville.
Four people were shot on 14th Avenue South, including a four-year-old child. Four people were shot on 14th Avenue South, including a four-year-old child.
Adarius Frazier has been arrested for shooting four people on Edgehill Avenue. Adarius Frazier has been arrested for shooting four people on Edgehill Avenue.
Joe Vaughn was shot in the lower back Thursday during a robbery attempt outside of his home. Joe Vaughn was shot in the lower back Thursday during a robbery attempt outside of his home.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Two people have been arrested for a string of shootings in Nashville Thursday that left six people, including a four-year-old, injured.

The first shooting happened in north Nashville just before 7 p.m. in the 1800 block of 11th Avenue North.

Police said one person was shot and transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries.

The suspect identified as 37-year-old Gary Pitts was arrested early Friday morning after the vehicle seen leaving the shooting, a gold Chevrolet Malibu, was found at an Edgehill apartment complex.

He faces two counts of attempted criminal homicide.

The second shooting occurred at 8:40 p.m. in the 1300 block of 14th Avenue South in the Edgehill neighborhood.

Four people were shot, one of which was a four-year-old with a wound to his foot. All of the victims were transported to Vanderbilt with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities stated Youth Services detectives responded to the scene and a Youth Violence Chaplin responded to Vanderbilt to assist in the incident.

The boy's mother, who asked us not to reveal their identities for fear of retaliation, witnessed the terrifying ordeal.

She told News 2, a man who she never met, showed-up to their Edgehill Avenue home and got into an argument with her boyfriend.

"I was just shock that he would shoot in front of my son," the victim's mother said.

Metro police arrested a suspect in the Edgehill Avenue shooting Saturday morning.

Adarius Frazier, 18, was taken into custody at his at his home on Highway 70 South. He has been charged with attempted criminal homicide and three counts of aggravated assault.

Frazier is being held in lieu of $400,000 bond.

The final shooting happened just before 9 p.m. Thursday in the 2700 block of Herman Street, not far from Tennessee State University.

Joe Vaughn told police two men approached him outside his door and demanded money. He said he was shot in the lower back after he fought the suspects.

Vaughn remains in the intensive care unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Hospital after undergoing a three hour surgery for his injury.

"I'm going through a lot of stress, anger and I'm afraid," said Vaughn's wife. "I was scared that I was going to lose him."
A description of the suspects was not immediately known.

Anyone with information should call 615-862-8600.


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