NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man lost his life following a shooting outside of a North Nashville market Thursday evening. Now, police are trying to track down the person who pulled the trigger.
Members of the Metro Nashville Police Department said they responded to a shooting call in the 700 block of 25th Avenue North, between Fisk University and Centennial Park, shortly before 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12.
When officers arrived at the scene, they reportedly found 66-year-old Charles Smith on the sidewalk outside Resha’s Market. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital, officials said.
According to authorities, a witness said the the gunman rounded a corner of the building, saw Smith, immediately opened fire, and then ran away.
MNPD later released the following photo of the suspect:
Police said Smith was known to hang out with friends in the area around the market.
Detectives from the MNPD’s Homicide Unit are still working to identify the shooter and determine the motive behind the “apparent targeted murder” of Smith, according to officials.
If you have any information about the deadly shooting or the suspect, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward of up to $5,000 in homicide cases.
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