Police: 3 in custody, 1 sought following drive-by shooting in La Vergne


LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WKRN) – La Vergne police said three people are in custody after a drive by shooting in La Vergne and they’re searching for one more suspect that is considered armed and dangerous.

Police said two homes were shot at multiple times on Wednesday around 10:30 a.m. on Mable Drive.

“There was three people in one house and 2 in the second house,” Interim La Vergne Police Chief Chip Davis told News 2, saying fortunately no one was injured.

Four people left the scene and police were able to make contact with the vehicle. The driver fled into Nashville, where all suspects left on foot at Saddle Creek Way at Upper Park Place.

“These individuals were heavily, heavily armed,” Davis said.

He went on to say it was an extremely dangerous situation, with three Metro schools in the area put on lockdown.  

Three people were taken into custody and several guns were recovered. One of the suspects is still on the run. In the release, the suspect is described as a man with an afro, possibly without a shirt. This person is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information should call 911.

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