ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two men are dead, and two others are injured following a shooting at an apartment complex on Bell Road late Saturday night.
The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. in the 660 block of Bell Road at the Cambridge at Hickory Hollow Apartments. According to Metro police, the exchange of gunfire is believed to be connected to a birthday party that was taking place in the pool area at the apartment complex.
Officers say the first gunshot was fired at 10:10 p.m. which led to people running and some shooting. As officers arrived on the scene they discovered multiple cars exiting the apartment complex.
Officials have identified the deceased as 20-year-old Kalem Buford and 18-year-old Demonate Garden. Metro police say Garden died in the apartment complex parking lot and Buford was dropped off by a private vehicle at Centennial Medical Center.
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The other two men who were shot are facing non-life-threatening wounds. According to Metro police, one of the men is a 21-year-old who is free on a $15,000 bond awaiting trial for the murder of a 16-year-old girl back in October of 2017. The other, a 31-year-old resident at the complex, was struck in the leg when he mistakenly took the gunfire for fireworks and came outside to ask that it stop.
At this time officers are pursuing active leads to determine what led up to the exchange of fatal gunfire. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers 615-742-7463.