Clarksville Teen Shot While Riding Bike

Posted at 1:44 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 07:23:23-05

Clarksville Police said they believe a teenager was targeted in a shooting Tuesday night.

According to investigators, shots were fired around 7:30 p.m. near Vanleer and Ford Streets. 

Officers said the 17-year-old was riding his bicycle when the gunman leaned out of a white vehicle and fired. Investigators told NewsChannel 5 he was shot once. 

The teen was conscious and laying on the ground when officers got to the scene. He was taken to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment.

Investigators said they do not believe this was a random shooting. They believe the general public is not in danger at this time. 

There were surveillance cameras in the area of the shooting that caught the vehicle and the shooter on video. Officers are hoping someone will recognize the vehicle and give the TIPSLINE a call at (931) 645-8477.