Metro Police Investigate 9 Shootings In 3 Days

Posted at 6:21 AM, Jul 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-02 14:54:52-04

Investigators were busy in Nashville this weekend after several different shootings, three of which happened overnight. 

The number of shootings since Friday has now climbed to nine, and at least seven of those shooters are on the run. 

Officials with Metro Nashville Police were called to three incidents overnight Monday, and even though they were similar in nature, it doesn’t appear they’re connected.  

The most recent string of shootings from overnight started around 9 p.m. on Church Street, a popular nightlife spot. 

Police arrived for a shooting call, but the victim was already headed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by way of private vehicle.  

The description of the shooter was limited. There's some discrepancy in the what kind of car was involved. However, someone in either a red coup or a red Jeep drove by and apparently shot the man. 

Witnesses have not been cooperative. The victim's injuries were non-life-threatening. 

Just a few hours later, officers responded to another shooting on North Gallatin Pike and McKinley Street around 2:30 a.m. 

The victim said he was walking along Gallatin when someone in an older, black Chevrolet Suburban pulled up to him and fired a round, striking the man in the upper thigh.

The Suburban continued heading inbound on Gallatin. 

The victim went to TriStar Skyline Medical Center, where he's expected to be OK. Officers have not been able to locate the crime scene at this time.

Police also confirmed they responded to a third shooting around 10:30 p.m. at a homeless camp not far from Fesslers Lane and Lebanon Pike. 

They found a woman who said she was shot in both legs while walking her dog. She said she saw a silver vehicle take off at a high rate of speed, but she's not clear if it was involved.  

Despite two of the shootings being accidental, all investigations remained ongoing.