1 killed, 1 wounded in North Nashville shooting

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person was killed and another injured in a shooting in North Nashville Wednesday night. 

The shooting happened near the intersection of Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Boulevard and St. Louis Street around 6:30 p.m.  

According to authorities, 33-year-old Anthony Rucker was fatally shot while he was sitting on a motorcycle talking to other people. Police say the gunman was armed with a rifle approached and opened fire on them from a distance of about 25 yards.  

Metro police said the victims were both taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where one died from their injuries. The other victim was grazed in the arm and expected to survive, according to Metro police. 

As for suspects, authorities described one as a man wearing a white shirt and tan pants while the other male suspect wore a gray sweatshirt. They fled the scene in a white Chevy Malibu.  

As rumors circulated on social media, police said they wanted to make it clear this did not involve an active shooter with an assault rifle.

According to reports, witnesses described the gunman as a black man with dreadlocks who was last seen running through an alley toward 16th Avenue North.  The motive for firing on the specific group of individuals has not been determined.

Waffle House shooting survivor James Shaw posted on Instagram, urging his followers to be vigilant following the shooting as there is still no electricity in the area.

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