Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Shooting in fast-food parking lot investigated

Shooting in fast-food parking lot investigated A man was shot in a parking lot of a fast-food restaurant Sunday night, police said. The victim's injuries were not considered life-threatening. Metro police Capt. Randy Hickerson said this is what police have learned: At about 10 p.m. Sunday officers responded to the McDonald's at 524 Murfreesboro Pike and located one victim, 30, who had been shot at that location. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. A silver four-door Lexus, possibly a 2004 model, had been sitting in the back parking lot for about 45 minutes, according to what witnesses told police. Inside the Lexus were four men. A GMC SUV with two men and two women pulled in next to the Lexus. Two people got out of the SUV and one or two got out of the Lexus. They went to the back of their vehicles to exchange bags of clothes. One of the men from the Lexus fired a shot, striking the victim. The possible shooter from the Lexus is described as a black man, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 160 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt and using a large black revolver. The second suspect from the Lexus is described as a black man, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 165 pounds, with dreadlocks and wearing a black shirt.The Hermitage Precinct is handling the investigation. — LEIGH RAY(tennesseean)

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