NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Three people are dead and at least four more are injured following a shooting in North Nashville.
The shooting happened in the 2800 block of Torbett Street, just before 10 p.m. Friday.
Police say the shooting happened inside an apartment.
Once police arrived on scene, three people were found dead inside the apartment. Four others were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and are reported to be in stable condition.
Six members of the same family were shot, two of them fatally. A 29-year-old man believed to be one of the two suspects who went into the home was also shot, according to police.
Police say two brothers were killed and have been identified as Zacquez Sherrell, 18, and Tavarius Sherrell, 15. Their 40-year-old mother, two of their sisters, ages 16 and 20, and their 13-year-old brother were all injured and are expected to be okay.
Police have identified the 29-year-old suspect who died as Christian Akail Johnson of Nashville. Johnson is a convicted robber and according to the victims, Johnson and another suspect went into the home armed with guns.
Robbery is one of the motives being investigated. Three guns were also recovered from inside the home. It appears the suspects went into the home after knocking on the front door.
Police are still investigating the series of events after the suspects went into the home.
Metro Nashville Public Schools released a statement Monday following the deaths of the children, which reads:
Our hearts go out to the Sherrell family who has suffered from such a tragic act of gun violence, as well as their classmates and school staff who are mourning their loss. Zacquez Sherrell (12th grade) and Tavarius Sherrell (9th grade) had been attending Pearl Cohn earlier this year, but were most recently enrolled at WA Bass Alternative Learning Center. The district is providing grief counseling and support to those school communities impacted.Sean Braisted, Spokesperson for MNPS