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Man Drives To Gas Station After Being Shot In North Nashville

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Posted at 7:02 AM, Jun 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:41:23-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man was able to drive himself to a North Nashville gas station after he was shot in his car during a robbery attempt. 

Officials with Metro Police said the victim showed up at the Tigermart on Rosa Parks Boulevard around 2 a.m. Monday. 

He told police he was on 9th Avenue when an unknown person came up to his car and tried to rob him. At some point during the robbery attempt, multiple shots were fired. 

The victim was struck at least once in the arm. 

He drove himself to the gas station to get help. The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was expected to be okay. His identity was not known.

Police said he is cooperating with the investigation. 

Initially, officers had a difficult time tracking down an actual crime scene. They later found shell casings near an elementary school on 9th Avenue.

Authorities have not released any details on the suspect’s description.

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