Nashville woman charged with attempted murder in Kentucky double shooting


SIMPSON COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) — A 66-year-old Nashville woman confessed to shooting her sister and another woman inside of a Franklin, Kentucky home Friday afternoon, a police report alleges.

Franklin police responded around 1:15 p.m. to a residence in the 800 block of Spears Avenue for a reported shooting. When officers arrived, they said they located Paula Cashman, 66, in the driveway holding a revolver.

According to an arrest warrant, Cashman told investigators she drove from Nashville to Franklin after receiving a call from her sister stating she was involved in an argument with a woman at the home.

Cashman claimed she entered the residence and shot the 29-year-old woman at least three times, but also accidentally shot her 69-year-old sister in the stomach, the paperwork states.

Paula Cashman (Courtesy: Simpson County, Ky. jail)

Both shooting victims were transported to TriStar Skyline Medical Center for treatment. The extent of their injuries was not known.

A three-year-old child was also in the residence at the time of the shooting and was not hurt, investigators revealed. Detectives also reportedly located marijuana growing inside the home.

Following her arrest, Cashman was booked into the Simpson County jail on charges including attempted murder, assault, wanton endangerment and receiving a stolen firearm.

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