RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two teens have been charged after a shooting near La Vergne High School Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, a 15-year-old boy allegedly fired three rounds while standing on a sidewalk off campus toward La Vergne High School. No one was injured, but one car in the school’s parking lot was struck. The shooting happened around the time of dismissal.
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La Vergne Police received a tip that two individuals were spotted in a nearby area. One officer spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s and pulled it over. They found two suspects inside, including the 15-year-old and 18-year-old Damondre Hayes. Two firearms were recovered from the vehicle.
Both suspects have been charged with possession of a weapon. Hayes was booked into the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center and the 15-year-old was sent to the Juvenile Detention Center.
The motive is still under investigation. As a precaution, extra school resource officers will be at the school Wednesday.
Both La Vergne Police and the Sheriff’s Office are investigating.