2 dead after shootout in Antioch Kroger parking lot

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after two men were shot outside of an Antioch Kroger late Friday night and later died from their injuries.

According to police, the two met in the parking lot of the grocery store on Mt. View Road just before midnight for a drug deal.

During a transaction involving marijuana, officers explained there was a disagreement between the men, identified as 23-year-old Da Arious Harris of Antioch and 18-year-old Craige Strickland of Memphis. The two fired at each other, hitting one another, and left in separate vehicles, investigators said.

The vehicle Harris was in stopped at a Waffle House on Bell Road, where police said Harris was then transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The driver of the other vehicle traveled to Metro General Hospital to get Strickland medical treatment.

Both Harris and Strickland died from their injuries, police revealed.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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