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4 Injured In Drive-By Shooting On Rains Avenue

Posted at 7:40 PM, May 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 20:26:59-04

Four people were injured in a drive-by shooting on Rains Avenue in South Nashville.

The incident  happened around 7 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Rains Avenue but police do not believe any of those involved were from the neighborhood.

"It’s just super disheartening that stuff like this happens and that it could happen anywhere," says Evan Magness who called 911 after one of the victims crawled up his front steps, covered in blood.

"He was just losing a lot of blood," he recalled.

Metro Nashville Police officials said the victims were targeted, and that the shooting was not a random incident.

Authorities were trying to determine why the red Nissan Sentra was targeted as it was traveling down the road.

Two of the four victims were in critical condition, when they were all taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Of those injured, the driver of the Sentra was identified as 25-year-old Kayla Blakely and the  and the front seat passenger was 20-year-old Dameisha Clark. The two passengers in the back of the car were identified as 32-year-old Michael Shaw and 25-year-old Michael Myers, Jr. 

Three of the victims, Clark, Blakely, and Myers, were released from the hospital. Shaw remained in the hospital in stable condition.

"Those are somebody’s kids everybody involved with that is way too young. I’m 26 and I think one of the victims is in their mid-20’s and I can’t imagine my parents having to hear something that happened to me," Magness added.

Investigators said they were told a black sedan with custom rims came up beside the Sentra, and someone inside opened fire with a rifle. Officials were working to determine a motive.

Those at the scene said there appeared to be a handgun magazine and bullet casings in the street.