Father Of 5 Killed In South Nashville Double Shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A homicide investigation got underway overnight after a double shooting killed a father of five and injured another man in South Nashville.   

The incident happened in the 300 block of Flora Maxwell Road around 12 a.m. Wednesday.

Family members identified the victim as 37-year-old Leondrae Ridley, a father of five. His wife described Ridley as funny, easy-going and a loving father. 

The children were asleep inside the home at the time of the shooting. 

Officers said a second victim, a 33-year-old man, was also shot in his wrist and shoulder, possibly from the same bullet.

The second victim told police he and Ridley were sitting in a Buick Enclave outside Ridley's home when they were hit by the gunfire.

He added Ridley got out of the vehicle after being hit. The second victim drove himself to Southern Hills Hospital before being transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for surgery.

Authorities said they're optimistic the second victim will be able to provide additional details about what took place once his medical condition improves. His identity was not released.

No suspect information was available.

Anyone with information that could help investigators has been asked to call 615-74-CRIME (615-742-7463).

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