3 injured in rolling gun battle; police seize 4 guns, question 5 people


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three people were wounded in a shootout between two cars early Friday morning in Nashville.

The shooting is believed to be part of a rolling gun battle between at least two cars.

Police are questioning five people, they seized four guns, and four vehicles that are being examined for evidence..

Shots were first fired near Eighth Avenue South and Division Street around 1:40 a.m.

Metro police told News 2 at least some of those involved were first at the Agenda Nightclub on Ninth Avenue South.

They found a Buick sedan that crashed in the 700 block of 8th Avenue South. Two people were standing outside the car.

An estimated 50 shell casings were found near the scene. Ballistics testing is being done to determine if the shell casings are linked to the four guns seized.

One person was shot in the head. Ken Dixon, 25, of Nashville is listed in critical condition.

Darrin Tyson, 27, was shot in the ankle and is out of the hospital.  Mark Tate, 24, was shot in the hip and was also treated and released.

The gunshot victims are from Nashville, some of those being questioned are from Memphis.

Metro police investigators are processing two additional scenes, one at Hagan and Gray streets where a car was found with bullet holes and another at Hagan and Hamilton Avenue where three armed suspects were found in a car.

They were taken into custody and Metro police are questioning them.

Employees at the Agenda Nightclub tells News 2 nothing happened inside the club.

“I was just working and the next thing I know one of the security guards was telling me about some stuff happened around the corner. We didn’t know because everyone was inside. We didn’t have problems inside,” said Chris Wilson, an employee at Agenda nightclub.

Eighth Avenue South near the roundabout was closed to traffic by investigators. It reopened Friday morning.This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and refresh this page for updates.

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