NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities are investigating a shooting in North Nashville that killed the driver of a stolen Honda Pilot SUV.
According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, the shooting was reported at approximately 1:50 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27 on Rosa L. Parks Boulevard near the I-65 entrance ramp.
Patrol officers from the North Precinct reportedly pulled the driver, identified as 24-year-old Diandre Starks, out of the flaming Honda, which was stolen from Claircrest Drive in Antioch on Monday, Aug. 21.
Once they realized he had been shot, police said they rendered aid until a Nashville Fire Department ambulance arrived to rush him to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Starks died from his injuries on Monday, Aug. 28, according to police.
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Officials said a second vehicle — a Jeep Grand Cherokee with two people inside — was also hit by gunfire.
According to authorities, the 23-year-old Jeep driver said he was about to get onto I-65 when he heard shots, so he ducked, accelerated, and crashed on the entrance ramp. However, neither occupant of the Jeep was injured.
Later Sunday morning, a 23-year-old man from Griffin, Georgia, was dropped off at TriStar Centennial Medical Center with a non-critical gunshot wound from this incident, but he said he didn’t see who was shooting, police reported.
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Officials said it seems like at least 40 rounds were fired from two or more guns.
Detectives from MNPD’s Specialized Investigations Division are reportedly following leads as they work to identify the people involved in the shooting.
If you have any information about Sunday morning’s gunfire, you are urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.
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