NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro Police are investigating after a shooting victim was found at a gas station near Nissan Stadium in downtown Nashville Tuesday evening.
The victim was found around 5 p.m. at the Exxon station on Shelby Avenue.
According to Metro police, the victims first drove to a gas station on Gallatin Pike to sell a home theater system in their vehicle.
The driver saw a black Dodge Challenger and approached its occupants to sell them the system. The driver of the Challenger agreed but asked to go back to his home to look at it, according to Metro police.
The victims reportedly followed them to Roberts Park Apartments on Lenore Street where the driver opened the trunk to show them the system.
Metro police said one of the occupants of the Challenger remained in the vehicle while another went to look at the system.
The man trying to sell the system saw one of the suspects possibly try to run away with the system and shut the trunk and ran to his driver’s seat, according to Metro police.
As he pulled away, the suspect reportedly fired two rounds into the trunk area of the vehicle and continued firing as the vehicle turned around.
A passenger was injured when one round hit him in the stomach. They drove to the Exxon station and called for help.
The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and his injuries appear to be non-life threatening.
The shooting remains under investigation. No additional information was immediately released.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.
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