Police identify men accused of Downtown Nashville shooting

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Police have identified two men they say are responsible for a shooting in Downtown Nashville Saturday morning that left two injured. 

Metro police identified 21-year-old Zachary Anderson and 30-year-old Stephen Hughes. 

According to officers, Hughes and Anderson were on the second floor of Piranha’s when they got into an altercation with staff around 1:50 a.m. They allegedly pinned an employee against the wall before other staff members intervened. The men were escorted out and told not to return. 

Police said at 2:15 a.m. when the employees were outside preparing to leave, Hughes and Anderson returned.  Witnesses told police Hughes pulled out a pistol, causing an employee to punch him in the face. Hughes’ gun fell to the ground. 

Police said Anderson pulled out a pistol and fired into the air, causing employees to run away. As the employees ran. Hughes picked up his gun and started firing. 

Officers said one man was hit in the foot and the other man was shot in the leg. 

Police said two women sitting in a parked car witnessed Anderson firing into the air. They said he approached their car and pointed the gun at them. 

Authorities said they found Anderson at Hermitage Cafe and saw that he fit the description of one of the shooters. He was arrested and officers said they found a stolen .9mm handgun on him. 

Anderson was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, reckless endangerment with a firearm, gun possession while intoxicated, misdemeanor assault, and theft. 

Hughes is still at large. Police issued warrants for him on three counts of felony aggravated assault and one count of misdemeanor assault. 

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