2 bystanders injured in shootout near Percy Priest Lake


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A shooting investigation is underway near Percy Priest Lake after two bystanders were injured in a shootout early Wednesday morning.

The shooting happened around 5:20 a.m. on Percy Priest Drive, which is near the Stewart’s Ferry Pike exit on Interstate 40.

The investigation is centered around the Lotus Inn and Suites behind the Cracker Barrel. The crime scene was spread across the motel and restaurant parking lots.

The victims were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Their injuries were said to be non-life threatening.

Metro police reported the victims were innocent bystanders caught in an exchange of gunfire between the motel and restaurant.

Surveillance images of the suspects were released to the public in an effort to help locate them.

Priest Lake Drive shooting suspects
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

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No additional information was immediately released.

The investigation is ongoing.

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