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Man Fatally Shot Outside Nashville Market

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Posted at 10:14 AM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 14:38:56-05

A homicide investigation has gotten underway after a man was fatally shot outside a Nashville market. 

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday outside the ET Market on Gallatin Pike.

Metro Nashville Police said 24-year-old Eric McClendon and 18-year-old Gregory Smith were sitting inside Smith’s parked car when a gunman inside the car fired shots, striking McClendon and Smith.

The suspect fled on foot. 

Police said Smith drove to a residence on Matthews Avenue and asked a friend to drive them to Skyline Medical Center.

McClendon was shot in the chest and died.  Smith was being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The motive for the shooting remained under investigation. The suspect was described as a young man, possibly in his teens.

Anyone with information was asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. You can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637(CRIMES) or online.