1 killed, 1 wounded in East Nashville shooting

Crime Tracker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after one person was killed and another wounded in a shooting in East Nashville Tuesday night.

Officers responded just after 8:30 p.m. to a shooting outside the RiverChase Apartments on Joseph Avenue, off Dickerson Pike.

When police arrived, they said they found Michelle Gardner, 35, with a gunshot wound to her head. She was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she died.

A second shooting victim, a 39-year-old man, had injuries that were not life-threatening, according to investigators. He told detectives he was walking toward the apartment building to visit a relative, when shots were fired and he was struck.

Gardner was sitting on the stoop of the apartment building near her unit, when she was shot in the head, police determined.

Detectives said the two shooting victims did not know each other and investigators were working to determine who was the intended target.

Evidence indicated several gunshots were fired from a nearby parking lot, according to police. Witnesses described the shooters as young men in all black clothing, who ran from the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME or you can submit a tip online by clicking here.

(Photo: WKRN)

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