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Teen Injured In Shooting Near Downtown Dies

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Jeremiah Peterkin Jeremiah Peterkin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A teenager critically injured in a shooting on Herman Street Friday afternoon has died. 17-year-old Mi-Twan Johnson died after being transported to Metro General Hospital. 

The shooting happened just before 1:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Herman Street, between Dr. DB Todd Jr. Boulevard and Interstate 65. The shooting was at the Andrew Jackson Public Housing Project.

Police said a gold Chevy Malibu drove up with three or four passengers. There was another group of people standing outside. Investigators said the evidence and interviews suggest someone in the Malibu started shooting.

In addition to Johnson, a 23-year-old male named Jeremiah Peterkin was also hit. Police said Peterkin was transported to Baptist Hospital in the Malibu with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Martin Luther King, Junior Magnet School is just a block from the scene. The school was put on lockout just after shooting. That means the doors were locked on the outside and no one could come in. That is not as severe as a "lock down."

Police were still searching for the gold Malibu, which has a temporary tag and bullet holes in it. Anyone who sees the vehicle or knows anything else about the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 74-CRIME.

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