1 killed in shooting near downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after one person was shot and killed just south of downtown Nashville Sunday evening.

Officers responded around 5 p.m. to a report of gunshots fired on Fain Street, off Fairfield Avenue.

Police say a fight between several people led to the shooting and death of 59-year-old Linda McMurry, who was shot while in the back seat of a car being driven by her son.

Officers say the victim’s son and his girlfriend were in a physical argument with other people outside of the car. The son told police he and his girlfriend got into the vehicle and that is when the suspect started shooting.

The victim’s son drove to a truck stop on W. Trinity Lane and discovered his mother was not breathing. She was taken to Skyline Medical Center and pronounced dead from a gunshot wound.

An arrest had not been made, as of Monday afternoon, according to investigators. The motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

If you have any information that can assist Metro police, contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

No additional information was immediately released.

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