Police: 4 injured in West Nashville shooting


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating after four people were injured in a shooting in West Nashville.

According to a release from police, the shooting happened Saturday at 11:36 p.m. in the 1000 block of 43rd Avenue North.

Investigators say a 26-year-old and 27-year-old man were transported by private vehicle to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Two other victims, both 19-year-old women, were taken to TriStar Centennial Medical Center in the same vehicle.

The 27-year-old victim told investigators that he was riding around with a friend when they stopped on 43rd Avenue and he got out of the car to talk to a friend, believed to be the 26-year-old victim. The victim heard shots being fired and ran to get away when he was hit in the leg.

The friend with whom the victim was riding around with drove him to the hospital but did not stay at the hospital. The 27-year-old claimed he didn’t know who was being shot at or why.

The 26-year-old victim was uncooperative with investigators and said that he was riding around with someone he would not identify and found himself on 43rd Avenue. He said that he spoke with a friend outside when shots were fired and he was hit in the leg. He couldn’t provide investigators with any information about the shooters.

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The man who transported the 26-year-old to the hospital remained there. He said the 26-year-old called him to take him to the hospital. Both the 26 and 27-year-olds have arrest histories and neither lives on 43rd Avenue.

One of the female victims told investigators that they were among four people in a car that was stopped on 43rd Avenue when an unknown vehicle drove past them and began shooting. The male driver of the car the women were in drove them to the hospital but did not stay.

Neither of the 19-year-old female victims live on 43rd Avenue and police are unsure as to why any of the victims were on 43rd Avenue at the time of the shooting.

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One of the victims was critically injured, and all of the victims are adults. There are no suspects in custody at this time, and police have no other information about them.

Anyone with information on this crime or other crimes is asked to contact our partners at Nashville Crime Stoppers at (615) 74-CRIME (742-7463). All callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000. You can also submit a tip online by clicking here.

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