Suspect in Opry Mills Mall shooting surrenders to police

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The 19-year-old Lebanon man accused of shooting and critically wounding another teenager inside of Opry Mills Mall last week has surrendered to Metro police.

Officers said the family of Juwan Gaines turned him in at the Hermitage police precinct early Tuesday morning.

Arrest warrants were issued late last week for the Lebanon teenager on charges including attempted murder, felony reckless endangerment and using a gun in the commission of a dangerous felony, according to police.

Police said Gaines opened fire near the food court inside Opry Mills Mall on the night of Sept. 30, striking a 19-year-old man in a “rival group.” The victim was transported to an area hospital and remained in critical condition, as of Tuesday afternoon.

Gaines was booked into the Metro jail, where he was held without bond.

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