Homicide investigation underway after man killed in North Nashville shooting

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after a 38-year-old man was shot and killed in North Nashville late Tuesday night.

Officers responded around 10:15 p.m. to a report of at least seven gunshots fired on Ninth Avenue North near Cheatham Place, off Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they said they located a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

The man, later identified as 38-year-old Douglas Crawley, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where police said he died from his injuries.

Detectives said they learned Crawley had walked down an alley from his apartment, where he spoke with the male driver of a dark-colored SUV with a chrome trim.

At some point, the driver fired multiple gunshots toward Crawley, who ran back toward his apartment and collapsed in the front yard, according to officers.

Detectives said the shooter had not been identified or arrested, as of Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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