2 Persons Of Interest Sought In Gas Station Shooting

Posted at 8:53 PM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 16:42:35-05

One of two victims has died after a shooting outside a Davidson County gas station. 

The victim was identified as 56-year-old Louis Lisi. 

The incident happened Thursday around 8:30 p.m. at the Zmart on Clarksville Pike near 26th Avenue North in Nashville. 

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said Lisi was operating a game of chance out of a trailer when he was shot. A security guard who was in the backseat of his own vehicle was also shot. 

The guard was identified as 64-year-old William Fox.

Surveillance video showed at least one man approach Lisi in the parking lot before firing. 

It was unknown why the gunman started firing. Police initially said the security guard tried to intervene, but have since said the man was inside the car. 

Both victims were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition. Fox was treated and released. 

A female inside the Lisi's truck was not injured.

The suspects remained at large. Metro Police released an image from the security video outside the store, as well as the images of two men identified as persons of interest who were inside the gas station around the time of the shooting. 

On Thursday, December 28, authorities released the names of the two men wanted for questioning in the case. They were identified as 24-year-old Mardeus Dewayne Phillips, Jr. and 23-year-old Jamil Toure Holloway.

They were both in the store before the shooting, and police said it's believed they may have information on the case.

Anyone with information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect or suspects has been asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME (615-742-7463).