Argument leads to shootout at Hermitage gas station, police investigating

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police say a man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound Monday afternoon. 

According to police, the man was shot in the 3600 block of Bell Road. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with “non-critical injuries.”

Police say the shooting happened after an argument at the Thorton’s Gas Station between two groups of three.

“From what we have been able to discern at present, there were three men in the parking lot of the Thornton’s gas station when a car pulled up with one male and two females inside,” said Don Aaron, public information officer for Metro Police. “The original group of three made certain remarks to the females which angered the male who was with the females. An argument ensued in the parking lot of Thornton’s. The three men originally in the parking lot on foot left Thornton’s, crossed the road and were over here by the Shell station when the car with the two women and the man made the block and opened fire.”

One person has been taken into custody so far.

“A police department helicopter came into the area very quickly and was able to identify one of the men who fled on foot who were a part of that original group of three,” Aaron explained. “We believe that he may have also fired a gun, perhaps in self-defense.”

Investigators have reviewed surveillance video from both gas stations. They are still in search of the suspects who opened fire.

Metro police tweeted a photo of an alleged getaway vehicle Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information about it is asked to call (615) 742-7463.

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