Teen Shot In East Nashville Neighborhood

Becomes 3rd Shooting Victim This Weekend
Posted at 5:33 AM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 07:33:05-04

A teenager shot overnight in East Nashville might have lied about what happened, police said.

Metro Nashville Police found the victim with a gunshot wound to his leg in the 300 block of South 4th Street just before midnight.

The 18-year-old was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he's expected to recover.

Police said the teen claimed to have been an innocent bystander and that he didn't know who shot him. But detectives said his story didn't line up with some of the evidence.

No charges have been filed in this case.

This was the third shooting in that east Nashville neighborhood this weekend.

Two people were shot just blocks away Saturday morning in what officers called a possible drug-related shooting.

Detectives said they also received conflicting information in that case.