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Man killed in shooting on Dr. DB Todd Jr. Boulevard in North Nashville

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Posted at 10:53 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 15:02:08-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro police say a man was killed Wednesday evening in a shooting in North Nashville, the same area that was damaged in a deadly tornado the day before.

The shooting happened at 6:30 p.m. at Dr. DB Tod Jr. Boulevard and Buchanan Street.

Metro Nashville police said 33-year-old Anthony Rucker was sitting on a motorcycle talking with other people when a gunman armed with a rifle walked up and opened fire from a distance of about 25 yards.

Rucker was hit as he tried to avoid the shots. No one else was hit. Rucker died shortly after arriving at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Witnesses said the gunman was last seen running through an alley toward 16th Avenue North. The motive remains unknown.

Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.