Clarksville Neighborhood Sees 3 homicides In 12 Days

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - In less than two weeks, Clarksville Police Officers have opened investigations into three different homicides that occurred in the same neighborhood.

Monday night, on the porch of an abandoned home, 28-year-old Rayquan Hudson was gunned down. Jim Knoll with the Clarksville Police Department said the shooter got away. 

Knoll said, "Last night was the 15th homicide for 2017 which is up one from 2016." 

It was the third homicide in the past 12 days in the New Providence area. All three shooting scenes were located within a minute drive of each other on Chapel, Beech, and Mitchell Streets.

On November 10, 53-year-old Ray Nelson was found shot and killed behind this apartment complex on Chapel Street. Police released new surveillance video of the suspects on Tuesday.

Three men are seen by a royal blue car before multiple calls about gunshots were called into 911.

On Tuesday, police believed the shootings were targeted, not random. 

Knoll said, "Proximity wise they are close in area, but we aren't showing any relationship between the three of the homicides." 

The third homicide took place on November 11 on Beech Street. Devonte Wilkerson, 21, was killed and a female juvenile was injured. 18-year-old Timothy Hutcherson was arrested in that case. 

Clarksville Police Officers said they'd be increasing patrols in this area following these incidents.

Knoll said, "We know that at least 2 of the victims didn't live in that community." 

Other agencies were also working with police to pin down the major players in these cases. In the meantime, they asked the public for help. 

Knoll said, "We want justice for these 3 folks that are victim of homicide. They've got family members, they've got loved ones, we want to see justice for all of those folks." 

Anyone with information on these homicides was asked to call Detective Cunngingham at 931-648-0656, ext 5196. The anonymous tip line is 931-645-8477, or submit a tip anonymously online.

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