Teen Shot In Face Near Hermitage Shopping Center

Posted at 3:40 AM, Mar 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-22 08:21:47-04

A teenager was taken to a Nashville hospital after he was shot in the face near a shopping center. 

The shooting happened just after midnight Thursday near the Northlake Village Shopping Center on Old Hickory Boulevard in Hermitage.

Metro Nashville Police said the victim was in a car leaving the parking lot, when another vehicle pulled up to them and fired numerous rounds into their car.  

Investigators said the 18-year-old victim was driven to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by his girlfriend. He suffered a gunshot wound to his face, and investigators said he was immediately taken into surgery. He was listed in critical condition.

The victim's girlfriend described the suspect's vehicle as a black, four-door sedan. 

Anyone who may have seen a similar vehicle in that area, and may have information for police can give Metro Nashville Police Department a call at 615-862-8600. You can also leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (615) 74-CRIME.