Drive-by shooting leaves family searching for answers

Posted at 7:08 PM, Nov 20, 2018

Had she been involved in some kind of crime, Briana Yonko's family perhaps could've understood what happened to the 29-year-old on Sunday morning. But all the young mother was doing was driving her car down I65 in Nashville, when someone opened fire on her Chevy Camero at least a half dozen times.

Briana was hit once in the hip by a bullet. Her injuries were so severed that doctors at Vanderbilt were forced to remove her gallbladder. What has Briana's family most concerned though is that Metro Police have no idea who pulled the trigger.

"Don’t never say it could never happen to me because it could happen to anyone of us," Briana's aunt Carmen Garcia said by phone on Tuesday.

Briana and some friends had just left a hookah bar in Nashville early Sunday morning and were on their way to a restaurant when police say someone opened fire on her car. The MTSU student is expected to be okay but is still heavily sedated at the hospital.

Her family wants whoever pulled the trigger, to come forward.

"Turn yourself in. Please, just turn yourself in," Carmen Garcia pleaded.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at 615-74-CRIME.