2 Killed In Shooting North Of Nashville

Posted at 12:11 PM, Jun 07, 2016

Two people have been killed in a shooting in the Katie Hill neighborhood, just north of downtown Nashville. 

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said 32-year-old Keon Hawkins and his stepson 22-year-old Kemontanez Armstrong were visiting a home on Bessie Avenue, but were shot and killed when they walked outside.

The incident was reported around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, not far from Brick Church Pike. Another area near Weakley Avenue was also roped off with crime scene tape.   

Hawkins was found dead lying on the ground with his handgun near his SUV. Armstrong was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in extremely critical condition, where he later died. 

Witnesses told police at least one suspect, possibly two, opened fire on the men as they left the house.

The shooting was not believed to be random. Investigators said it was unknown how many shots were fired. 

One witness, who wished to only be identified as Kathy, said she heard at least seven to eight shots. 

"I [have] two kids in my house," she said. "There are bullet holes in my house. This is ridiculous that we can’t live in a peaceful neighborhood." 

Multiple officers responded to the scene. Several evidence markers could be seen placed near the home. 

Police said they're looking for at least two suspects who were described as black men.  One was approximately six feet tall with a thin build.  He wore all black clothing and white tennis shoes. 

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.