3 Injured In Shooting Near Downtown Nashville

Posted at 5:04 AM, Oct 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-13 12:36:45-04

An investigation got underway overnight after three people were shot near downtown Nashville.

The incident started around 1:40 a.m. Friday in the area of 8th Avenue South and Division Street after some, or possibly all, of those involved left Agenda nightclub on 9th Avenue South. 

Reports stated three people were injured, including 25-year-old Ken Dixon who was shot in the head and was last listed in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Also injured were 27-year-old Darrin Tyson, who was shot in the ankle, treated at the hospital, and released, and 24-year-old Mark Tate, who was shot in the hip. Tate was also treated and released.

Authorities confirmed the gunshot victims went to the hospital in a private vehicle.

Investigators said multiple scenes were involved, including one on Hagan Street and Gray Street and another at Hagan Street and Merritt Avenue.

According to reports, police seized four guns, five people were being questioned, and four vehicles were being processed. A Buick sedan was found crashed in the 700 block of 8th Avenue South, and more than 50 shell casings were found.

Authorities said some of those being questioned were from Nashville and others were from Memphis.

Multiple guns were seized, and officials said ballistics testing was being conducted to determine if the guns were connected to the shell casings.

Police also pulled a car over on Hagan Street after the incident that was driving with the headlights off. People inside the car had been calling out someone's name as if they were looking for him. Reports stated three of the guns that were seized came from that car.

The investigation remained ongoing.