NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating a stabbing outside of a Midtown bar that killed two people and injured a third person early Saturday morning.
Officers responded around 3 a.m. to the area of Division Street and 19th Avenue South where they said a fight over a woman inside the Dogwood Nashville had moved outside and multiple people had been stabbed.
Two of the stabbing victims were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in “extremely critical condition” and were later pronounced dead from their injuries, police revealed. They were later identified as Clayton Beathard, 22, and Paul Trapeni, III, 21.
A 21-year-old man was also injured in the attack, officers explained.
Metro police released surveillance images showing four people they said were “wanted for questioning“ in the case. Those four people — three men and one woman — appeared to be acquaintances, officers added.
Multiple business owners in the area, including the owner of the Dogwood Nashville, announced they would offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Anyone with information on the double homicide is urged to contact Nashville Crimestoppers at 615-74-CRIME.