NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after a man was shot in the chest in Nashboro Village in Antioch Wednesday morning.
The shooting happened near the Walgreens in the 2000 block of Murfreesboro Pike just before 8 a.m.
Metro police said the 24-year-old victim was shot in the chest. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable.
Detectives and investigators along with K-9 officers searched the area around the nearby Kroger for the suspect.
Police are investigating the possibility the man who was shot was making a prescription drug delivery to the pharmacy.
The victim, who arrived in the parking lot shortly before 8 a.m in a white van, was at the business to deliver medication, according to Metro police. The shooting occurred during an altercation with the gunman.
Metro police described the gunman as a possibly homeless, black man who was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with yellow writing and dark jogging pants with a gold stripe. He was seen pushing a shopping cart in the parking lot prior to the shooting, according to Metro police. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and was last seen running away from the scene.
District 28 Councilwoman Tanaka Vercher reiterated her argument that Antioch needs its own police precinct.
“The continued growth with the apartment complexes coming online, our area is in desperate need of a precinct. Not tomorrow, but today,” said Vercher.
No additional information was immediately released.
Anyone with information on this crime or other crimes can call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME or you can submit a tip online by clicking here. You may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.