1 dead after 3 shot, including 6-year-old, in East Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are searching for two male suspects after a child and two adults were shot in East Nashville Sunday night.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. on South 8th Street in the James A. Cayce Homes.

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According to Metro police, 26-year-old Derontae Teasley appears to have been the intended target in the shooting. Teasley was with a group of people in a breezeway when the suspects walked up to him and began firing. Teasley was shot several times and taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where he died.

A 6-year-old child and a 41-year-old man were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at an area hospital, according to Metro police.

The suspects are described only as black men in their 20s. Both wore surgical masks. They may have left the scene in a dark grey four-door sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME or you can submit a tip online by clicking here.

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