Sunday, June 8, 2008

Teen shot overnight while walking with friends

Reported by WKRN (Channel 2) Metro police are looking for the person who shot a teenager just south of downtown overnight.Officers responded to 1216 Lewis Street, near Murfreesboro Pike, just before 12 midnight Monday. A 16-year-old told officers he was walking with friends near the J. C. Napier Housing Complex on Fairfield Avenue when three men approached him and started firing shots.The teen was struck by a bullet in the lower part of his body. Police said they had reason to believe that the shooting could have been gang-related, but that is under investigation.Captain David Imhof, Metro police, said, "We weren't 100% sure of that, but just because we were getting some information that it may be gang-related, we went ahead and called the gang unit out there to investigate." Police said the shooting victim's injuries are not life-threatening. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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