Gunshots fired at Metro officers on I-24 in Antioch


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after gunshots were fired at officers on the interstate in Antioch Sunday night.

The shooting happened around 8:45 p.m. on the Interstate 24 entrance ramp at Haywood Lane.

Multiple agencies search for suspects after gunshots fired at officers on I-24 in Antioch (Photo: WKRN)

Police said undercover officers were tracking a vehicle that had been stolen during a carjacking Saturday night.

The vehicle, a white Mustang, was located Sunday night in the parking lot of the Walmart on Nolensville Pike at Old Hickory Boulevard, where the occupants were seen speaking with people inside of another vehicle, according to investigators.

When both vehicles left the Walmart parking lot, officers said they followed in their unmarked cars, which had no police markings and no emergency equipment activated.

As the undercover vehicles reached the entrance ramp to I-24 at Haywood Lane, police said at least one person inside the Mustang fired as many as 30 gunshots at the officers.

No officers were struck, according to investigators.

Suspect vehicle crashed at Ewing Lane and Hillhurst Drive (Photo: WKRN)

Police said the Mustang was later found abandoned and a second vehicle, also believed to be involved, crashed at Ewing Lane and Hillhurst Drive in East Nashville.

Three people reportedly ran from the crashed vehicle and, despite an extensive search by ground and air, they had not been located, as of Monday morning.

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

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