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Police Say Shots Were Not Meant for Teen Girl

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Loren Johnson was a 10th grade student at Hunters Lane High School who was killed in a drive-by shooting Saturday, April 25, 2009. Loren Johnson was a 10th grade student at Hunters Lane High School who was killed in a drive-by shooting Saturday, April 25, 2009.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Police continue to investigate a drive-by shooting that killed a 16-year-old at her North Nashville home. Family, neighbors, and classmates are still in shock.

Investigators now believe this was a random shooting. Those who knew her said can't believe this happened especially to a girl who they say was sweet and innocent.

"She was a nice person, dressed good everyday. Always look good at the bus stop and everything. She was a good person," said neighbor Justin Frazier.

Loren Johnson was a 10th grade student at Hunters Lane High School. Friends say she was smart, friendly and very outgoing. Around 4:00 Saturday afternoon she was shot in a drive-by shooting while she was inside her bedroom.

Police believe the shots were not intended for anyone at Loren's home. Sunday, at the home, family members tried to cope with this random act of violence at their home.

"A shot went through the wall of the 16-year-old's bedroom, struck her, and she was transported skyline medical center where she died," said Kristin Mumford with Metro Police.

Metro police say they really need your help in catching those responsible for Loren's death. They say witnesses say they saw a group of men, at least six, in a small light blue car. If you know anything about this shooting, call crime stoppers at 74-Crime.

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