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Police Continue Searching For Parking Garage Shooting Suspect

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Posted at 1:35 PM, Jun 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:51:42-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police said they are still trying to locate a suspected gunman who is wanted for shooting one man and pointing a gun at another inside a parking garage in downtown Nashville.

The shooting happened around 2:40 a.m. Saturday on 3rd Avenue near Broadway.

Officials with Metro Police said 21-year-old Ismail Meriwan Ahmed is wanted for allegedly shooting 39-year-old Shane Hinton of Hardinsburg, Kentucky.

Hinton and his Nashville friend, Boris Bunn, noticed items missing from Bunn's Jeep Wrangler, which had been parked inside the parking garage between Commerce and Broadway.

The two men got into the vehicle and drove through the parking garage after hearing another car alarm sound. At that time, they saw Ahmed carrying a bag from the Jeep.

There was an altercation and Ahmed allegedly shot Hinton. He remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Ahmed is being sought on charges of attempted murder and felony aggravated assault.

Anyone with information on this crime or Ahmed's location was urged to contact Metro Police at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stopper at 615-742-7463.

Police said anyone knowingly providing assistance to him could be charged with a felony for harboring or being an accessory.

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