3-year-old girl killed, 3 others injured in North Nashville shootout

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after multiple people were shot, including a 3-year-old girl who died and a 2-year-old girl who was injured, in a shootout in North Nashville Monday night.

The shootout happened around 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of 25th Avenue North and Dowlan Street in North Nashville.

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Two men were also wounded in the shooting, a 23-year-old and a 26-year-old. Both men and the 2-year-old girl suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Metro police said the toddler was shot in her arm. The men, who were not connected to the vehicle the children were inside, were shot in the back and groin, respectively.

Investigators told News 2 they are unsure how the men and the two young girls were related, but that the two young girls were half-sisters. The children were inside of a car when gunfire broke out and the car was caught in the gunfire.

“Nashville should not stand for this. There are two young people hit buy gunfire tonight, one of them fatally. Reckless gunfire without any regard about who that gunfire is directed to. That has seriously caused a bad night for Nashville, Tennessee,” said Metro police spokesperson Don Aaron.

Police are reviewing surveillance cameras of the area to try to piece together what led up to the shooting. The shootout occurred while a group of people were gathering.

Neighbors told News 2 some 200 people were gathered in a parking lot near the intersection for a vigil of unrelated shooting victim 29-year-old Cleveland Shaw, who was shot and killed last week.

There is currently no description of possible suspects, nor is there a suspect in custody at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact our partners at Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.      

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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