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Child Grazed By Bullet In South Nashville Shooting

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 4-year-old child was grazed by a bullet after being caught in the crossfire south of downtown Nashville.

The shooting happened shortly before 4 p.m. on Lewis Street in the J.C. Napier homes.

When officers arrived, they found a crime scene between Cannon and Robertson Streets. A second crime scene was found on another part of Lewis Street.

Police said a little girl was injured and appeared to have been caught in the crossfire.

"A 4-year-old girl has an apparent graze to her head," said Kris Mumford, Metro Police Spokesperson.

Mumford said the girl was sitting on her front porch when the shooting happened. The girl was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Monday Mumford said the girl had been treated and released from the hospital.

Police said there were two guns involved in the shootout on Lewis Street.

"There were shell casings from at least two different guns found on the scene," according to Mumford.

Police said a 37-year-old man was hit in the hand and drove himself to Vanderbilt. Witnesses said a third person may have also been hit and left the scene. Police have not been able to find a third victim. 

Napier Elementary School was placed on lock down following the shooting.

People in the Napier Homes area Monday afternoon were upset by what they witnessed on Lewis Street.

"Very sad, yes very sad. And very unfortunate," said Shamille Jackson.

She said the shooting points to a very real problem in that part of Nashville.

"Anybody could have got hit. You could've been shooting at anybody and the target you're trying to shoot did not get hit, so I mean, it's crazy," Jackson said. "This is a community that should be evolving, instead of deteriorating. And right now that's what it is."

Metro Police are still looking for the second shooter involved in the Monday afternoon incident and want any witnesses to the shooting to contact them.

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