NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police said an innocent bystander was killed when gunmen opened fire at a Bordeaux intersection, Tuesday evening. Three teenagers were injured in the shooting.
The shooting happened at 6:45 p.m. at the intersection of Clarksville and Buena Vista Pikes. Police said 55-year-old Shirley Crawley was stopped at the red light when a Hyundai Elantra stopped in the lane next to her.
As a line of vehicles began to form around both cars, police said a dark colored car – that appeared to be following the Elantra – stopped a few vehicles behind them. The driver then pulled into the turn lane, which had no traffic, next to the Elantra.
Police said at least two gunmen got out of the car and fired into the Elantra, hitting the 18-year-old driver and two of her three passengers. As the driver accelerated to flee, the gunmen kept shooting – hitting Crawley multiple times.
Her car slowly rolled forward until stopping in a parking lot. The suspects’ car fled westbound onto Buena Vista Pike.
Police said Crawley was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where she died.
The Elantra later crashed on 20th Avenue North and Hayes Street. The 18-year-old driver had been shot multiple times. She and her passenger, a 17-year-old male, reportedly tried to drive themselves to the hospital.
Both were taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center, where she is in critical condition. The 17-year-old had gunshot wounds to his arm and leg and is in stable condition.
Police said witnesses at the scene reported seeing two people in the Elantra get into a Chrysler Sebring that had just left the scene. Officers stopped the Sebring nearby and found a 15-year-old male with gunshot wounds. A 15-year-old female, who had not been shot but had been injured when the Elantra wrecked, was also inside the Sebring. They were transported to Vanderbilt for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The other people in the Sebring were interviewed by detectives and released.
Anyone with information was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.