Lebanon Police investigate shooting near schools, catch suspect after car chase

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 19:51:17-04

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police say a person was shot near a school Wednesday afternoon in Lebanon. The suspect is now in custody.

Lebanon Police were able to identify the suspect's vehicle, a silver Nissan Altima with black rims and tinted windows, using a license plate recognition camera system.

Lebanon shooting suspect car
Suspect's vehicle in Lebanon shooting

The car was then seen in Wilson County near South Maple Street. When officers tried to stop it, it drove away to I-40 westbound. Wilson County sheriffs and Mt. Juliet police assisted Lebanon police officers in chasing the vehicle.

It was pursued until it crashed near mile marker 221. Injuries were reported.

Westbound lanes closed and police activity blocked 3 out of 4 lanes on I-40 in Mount Juliet near Hermitage.

I-40 traffic remains backed up to mile marker 226. Officials advise drivers traveling on I-40W to consider Lebanon Road (Highway 70) or Central Pike (State Route 265) as alternate routes.

Officers first responded to the scene of the shooting on Wilson Avenue about 2 p.m.

Schools in the area were put into lockdown while police investigated the area.

All school lockdowns were lifted shortly before 3 p.m.