23-year-old man killed in shooting on Briley Parkway

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after a 23-year-old man was shot and killed while driving a car on Briley Parkway late Sunday night.

Officers responded around 11:30 p.m. for a reported shooting, just off Interstate 24, near the Whites Creek exit.

Metro police reported 23-year-old Eric Thompson was driving a Kia Forte west on Briley Parkway with two passengers. They had just left a tattoo shop in Madison when shots were fired at the vehicle, according to Metro police.

A passerby stopped to render aid to Thompson, who Metro police said died shortly after arriving at TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

A 17-year-old passenger in the car was picked up from the shooting scene by private vehicle and driven to a home on Augusta Drive, according to investigators.

Medics were called to the home on Augusta Drive and took the teen victim to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A third person from the Kia, a 28-year-old who was not injured, initially went to the Augusta Drive residence and then to Skyline Medical Center to check on Thompson, according to Metro police.

A portion of Briley Parkway was closed while investigators processed the scene.

No additional information was immediately released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact our partners at Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.      

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