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3-year-old killed, 2-year-old and 2 adults injured in North Nashville shooting

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Posted at 8:59 PM, Apr 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 04:23:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A shooting in North Nashville Monday evening killed a 3-year-old girl and injured three others: a 2-year-old and two adults.

It happened around 6:40 p.m. Monday in a parking lot near the Cumberland View Apartments at 25th Avenue North and Dowlan Street. That location is about one block away from Metro Nashville Police Department's North Precinct.

Metro Nashville Police Spokesman Don Aaron said a shootout erupted between multiple individuals and a car was caught in the crossfire. In the car were two children: 2-year-old and 3-year-old girls.

Aaron said the children were half-sisters. The 2-year-old was shot in the arm and appears to not have life-threatening injuries. The 3-year-old girl died.

Apart from the girls in the vehicle, Aaron said two men were injured in the shooting. A 23-year-old man was shot in his side and back. A 23-year-old man was shot in his groin.

"Nashville should not stand for this," Aaron said. "There are two young people, two children, ages 3 and 2, who have been hit by gunfire tonight. One of them fatally. Wreckless gunfire without any regard for who that gunfire is directed to."

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Officials told NewsChannel 5 that all victims were driven to the hospital before officers arrived to the scene. They say several people likely witnessed the shooting but no one is talking to the police.

Aaron said detectives will be reviewing surveillance video from cameras in the area. As of 9:45p.m. Monday, detectives hadn't been able to review much of the footage, but said they would in the coming hours.

Neighbors tell us a large group was holding a vigil for Cleveland Shaw Jr., a man who was recently killed in a shooting on Clarksville Pike.

Anyone with information on the shooting can report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers, by calling (615) 74-CRIME.