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Two security guards shot at Nashville hookah lounge; police search for gunman

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Posted at 5:19 AM, Oct 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-13 06:43:37-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A search was underway Sunday morning for a man who shot two security guards at a hookah lounge.

The bar does not have cameras to help investigators, so no good description of the gunman.

It all started when two men were asked to leave the Tarboosh hookah bar on 21st Avenue North. As security was escorting them outside, one of them pulled out a gun. Police said the man shot both security guards in the legs.

After the incident, the gunman ran down 21st Avenue. No one saw where he went once he got to West End Avenue.

On Sunday morning, both security guards were in stable condition. Investigators are working with them to get a better description of the gunman.