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Man Shot In Nashville While Shielding Wife From Gunfire

Posted: 5:35 AM, Aug 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-24 11:11:11Z

An investigation got underway Thursday night after a man was shot in Nashville while shielding his wife from gunfire. 

The incident happened around 9:45 p.m. on Batavia Street. 

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said the man and woman were outside of their home when they heard a gunshot. 

Upon hearing it, the man shielded his wife and was struck in the leg.

He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

There was no description of the shooter. The investigation remained ongoing.