NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A Cheatham County man said he was the victim of a terrible case of road rage that ended with a shootout.
It happened Saturday night on Briley Parkway. The victim was with his pregnant fiancé and her 8-year-old child. The trouble started when his fiancé tried to pass a small dark SUV.
"When we got half way around him he starts speeding up. So we speed up to try to get away from him. He won't let us by so we slow down, and they slow down beside us, so it's back and forth," she explained.
The victims, who didn't want to be identified, got off of Briley Parkway at the Ashland City Highway exit.
"We get up here to the end of the exit. I thought it was over and done with. They got in front of us and so go on about your business. Well, they decide to slam on their brakes and pull another move," she said.
She said the SUV cut her off and stopped, so she had to stop.
"I got out of the truck. When I ran out of the truck they just started shooting at me," said the victim. "It was just seven shots back to back,"
He was hit once in the leg, and the vehicle took off. The couple said they didn't have a phone so they took off for the closest hospital, which was Meharry Medical Center.
"It went through and through. It shattered a bone that connects my ankle. It completely went through that out the backside of my leg.
Metro Police picked up a bullet fragment they say may or may not be connected to the case, and looked at bullet holes in the couple's SUV.
"They were concerned that we missed some of the rounds that came off the car, so we're going to look for the rounds. Collect them and turn them into evidence with any other information they have," said Metro Officer David Humes.
The victims hope police find the shooter.
"I'm aggravated. I'm mad. If they do it to me- I had an 8 year old kid in the back seat. Not to mention just me. It's reckless. I think something needs to be done about it," said one victim.
Metro Police are looking for a small black or blue SUV. Officials said there were up to five people in the car at the time of the shooting.
Anyone with information about this crime was asked to call Metro Police Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.