NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A five-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet after police said nearly two dozen gunshots were fired into a home off Buena Vista Pike in Nashville Monday morning.
Metro police responded around 5:15 a.m. to a reported shooting on Bray Drive near Kings Lane.
When officers arrived, they said they learned at least 22 bullets had been fired into a residence with two adults and five children inside.
One of the bullets grazed the shoulder of a five-year-old, according to investigators.
Police said the boy was transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.
The victim’s aunt, Ricosha Clark, told News 2 that her nephew’s injuries were not critical. She asked anyone with information to contact police.
“Please, this has to stop. It is ridiculous. Kids can’t even lay in their house to sleep at nighttime without having to dodge bullets,” Clark explained. “Now my sister is at the hospital, a nervous wreck, because her child got shot. This is ridiculous. It needs to stop.”
The shooting remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.