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.