Eight-Year-Old Child Injured After Shots Fired At House
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police said an eight-year-old boy was hospitalized after a stray bullet hit him in the hip.
The shooting occurred at a home on Tiger Circle just off Briley Parkway in North Nashville around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Police said that someone threw a large rock against the home and the child's mother and the 22-year-old brother to came out to investigate. That's when investigators say at least two people opened fire.
The pair wasn't injured, but they ran back inside to discover the woman's younger son 8-year-old, Robert Evans, had been hit by a round that traveled through walls of the residence.
Evans was struck in the hip and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Police said he is expected to be ok.
"He's fine," said Evans' older sister, LaFayedra Paige, Tuesday. "He's very well. He's doing good."
The ambush-style shooting has people in the neighborhood on edge.
"It angers me because I have a five-year-old son and to know that people out here they don't care to even think about the children when they're doing all this non-sense," said visitor Shacorra Sumler.
Detectives were interviewing everyone who witnessed the shooting. No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information on the persons responsible for the gunfire is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. You can also submit a tip by sending a text with the word "CASH" along with a message to 274637 (CRIMES) or by going to www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.
People can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.