At Least 2 Wanted After 17-Year-Old Shot, Killed

Posted at 8:38 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 12:34:46-04

One person was killed in a shooting in Nashville near Jefferson Street.

Dispatch confirmed the shooting happened in the 600 block of Joseph Avenue before 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Riverchase apartment complex.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said one person was found in a parking lot with a gunshot wound to his head and was pronounced dead at the scene. On Friday morning, officials identified the victim as 17-year-old Kennda Watkins.

Witnesses reported seeing two men fleeing from the scene. 

The suspects were reportedly armed with a pistol and got into a large, white truck headed toward Dickerson Pike.

According to information gathered by detectives, one suspect was wearing a white or light gray hoodie, and a second suspect was wearing a red and black hoodie. They allegedly came from the side of one of the apartment buildings and opened fire on Watkins before fleeing from the scene.

The investigation remained ongoing. Anyone with information has been urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.