Police: Security guards shot by patron at Midtown hookah lounge

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro Police are investigating a shooting in Midtown that sent two people to the hospital.

Investigators said it happened at a hookah lounge called ‘Tarboosh’ on 21st Avenue North around 1:30 a.m. Sunday when security kicked a man out.

An employee told News 2 the man was a black man, a little taller than 5 feet, with dreads.

The employee says security escorted him out and that’s when they got into a physical altercation. He said the man pulled out a gun and started shooting.

He shot one security guard in the abdomen, the other in the legs. He added that security guards returned fire.

Both security guards were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect ran from the scene.

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