Man Injured In Shooting Near Green Hills Library

Posted at 8:29 PM, Feb 14, 2018

A man was injured in a shooting near the Green Hills Library in Nashville. 

The incident was reported around 8 p.m. Wednesday on Benham Avenue, just outside the library.

Metro Nashville Police said officers responded to several calls reporting that a man had been hit in the abdomen.

Officers found the shooting victim outside, near the library. He was taken to an area hospital with critical injuries, police said.

Witnesses told police they heard several gunshots and witnessed a maroon Jeep Cherokee leave the parking lot at a high rate of speed. The suspects were described as three men.

The victim said they jumped out of the jeep and a shot him.

This was the latest serious crime to happen in the area after police opened an investigation this weekend into a string of armed robberies in the Green Hills and 12 South neighborhoods. The suspects in those crimes were reportedly teenagers.  

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