NASHVILLE, TENN. (WKRN) — An investigation is underway after a 12-year-old boy was shot in northwest Nashville Wednesday night.
The shooting was reported in the 2700 block of Batavia Street between 26th and 27th avenues just before 10 p.m.
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According to Metro police, a family was inside the home when the suspect fired at least five shots from outside the residence. The victim was shot as he sat on a sofa near a window. The shooter then ran away.
The victim was taken to the hospital and his injuries are not life-threatening, authorities reported.
Police said they found shell casings outside along with evidence inside the home. Detectives are taking a close look at doorbell camera video in the area as part of their investigation.
Investigators believe neither the home nor the boy were targeted in the shooting. The victim’s 15-year-old sister and 1-year-old brother were inside the home at the time of the shooting, but they were not injured.
No additional details have been released about this incident.
If you have any information about the identity of the shooting suspect, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.
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