NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 31-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting in downtown Nashville early Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Third Avenue South and Malloy Street in front of Pancake Pantry around 5:45 a.m.

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Metro police reported the victim was shot in their torso and taken to an area hospital with critical injuries.

Surveillance images of a suspect believed to have shot the man. He was wearing a brown blanket or towel over his shoulders.

No additional information was immediately released. Anyone with information is asked to call 615-74-CRIME.

The Pancake Pantry downtown location is open for business Tuesday and provide a statement, which reads:

We are saddened by the shooting incident which happened early this morning in front of our downtown location. Our restaurant was not yet open so no one on our staff or any customers were hurt or involved.

We are cooperating with police and have provided video that was captured by our security cameras to help in their investigation and will continue to help any way we can.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim for a full recovery.

Pancake Pantry

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