Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Old year closes with several violent incidents around Nashville

Only one of the victims injured critically — teen was shot in car, police say Metro police Capt. David Imhof gave this roundup of shootings and stabbings overnight as 2007 came to a close and the new year rolled in. West Precinct • Around 7:40 p.m. Monday, a car with two teenage brothers inside was shot up at 16th Avenue North and Ireland Street. The teens managed to drive to Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, where the 19-year-old brother was found to have non-critical injuries. The 17-year-old brother was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with critical injuries. The brothers had gotten into an argument with three male suspects, according to police, and one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and fired at the brothers. Youth Services was among authorities joining the investigation. East Precinct • Just before 9 p.m. Monday police were called to a home in the 1000 block of Chicamauga Avenue, where a Georgia teen was visiting his grandparents. The 17-year-old had a gunshot wound, which he said he received after he found a gun while he was walking around. He told police that he had accidentally shot himself with the gun in a struggle with a would-be robber. The teen said he then dropped the gun. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center from his relatives' home and is expected to be fine, Imhof said. Police are trying to check out the teen's story. South Precinct • After 9 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of Tampa Drive, a few extremely intoxicated people were playing Dominoes. One woman stabbed another woman in the shoulder. The victim was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Alcohol was a major factor in the altercation, police said. Central and Hermitage Precincts • Around 11:20 p.m. Monday a man with a stabbing wound to his neck showed up at a downtown eatery at 123 2nd Ave. S. Police were called, and they believe the man, 43, was the victim in an earlier stabbing call about an hour earlier at 2nd Avenue South and Lafayette Street, in the Hermitage Precinct. The man's injuries were non-life-threatening. He was not able to provide police with any details about why he was stabbed or who did it, Imhof said. East Precinct • At 2:20 a.m. Tuesday, a man who had been shot flagged down a police sergeant at 500 Main St. The man had been shot once. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His injury is not life-threatening. The man said he had been shot around S. 4th Street but he could give no further information to police, Imhof said. Also overnight, a woman was arrested after a domestic dispute at 1st Avenue South and Lafayette Street. Police said she stabbed her boyfriend in the back. — LEIGH RAY(The Tennessean)

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