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Four Hurt In Two Separate Shootings In Nashville

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Two injured in shooting on South 7th Street. Two injured in shooting on South 7th Street.
Scene of double shooting on South 7th Street. Scene of double shooting on South 7th Street.
Shooting scene on Monroe Street around 10 p.m. Shooting scene on Monroe Street around 10 p.m.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Four people were hurt in two separate shootings Monday night in Nashville.

Police said a triple shooting on South 7th Street had contributing factors of marijuana, money, and attempted robbery. A man inside a James Cayce apartment reported he heard shots coming from outside and then a knock on his door. He said a young man then entered the apartment holding a black bag and carrying a gun. That person said "they" were trying to rob him, and he was then followed into the apartment by one or two other persons. The witness said he fled upstairs as more gunfire erupted.

The witness said he found a victim, 25-year-old Jamahl Saunders, 25, a convicted robber and gun felon, lying on the floor. He helped Saunders outside, where he was later found by responding officers. Saunders suffered wounds to his torso and was unable to give a statement to investigating detectives.

A second victim, Derek Waters, also known as Carlos Dajuan Waters, 25, was found a short time later outside a Main Street liquor store. Waters, who has a prior firearm conviction, had minor injuries and REFUSED to cooperate with police.  A third victim, Roderick Bone, 24, who has four prior marijuana convictions, showed up by private vehicle at Centennial Hospital.  He also had minor injuries and would only say that he was minding his own business when he was shot. He then asked for a lawyer.

Saunders had two baggies of marijuana with him.  Bone was carrying several hundred dollars cash in assorted denominations. A pistol believed to have been used was recovered from a dumpster in the housing complex. The investigation is continuing.

Another shooting was reported around 9:40 p.m. on Arthur Avenue, but police believe it stemmed from a fistfight during a basketball game earlier in the day. The victim told police he was walking when he encountered two people, including one involved in the fistfight.  The 19-year-old victim said one of them pulled out a gun, and opened fire. He ran through an alley and ultimately stopped at a home on Monroe Street to ask for help.

He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries to his leg.

The investigation into the shootings was ongoing.

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