Monday, May 25, 2009

1 dead, 1 injured in south Nashville apartment shooting

Channel 2 News WKRN One man was shot and killed and a woman was attacked Sunday night at an apartment complex off Nolenville Road in south Nashville. Authorities say the shooting happened after 11p.m. at the Pagoda Apartments, located at 320 Welch Road. According to police, a man attacked a woman inside the apartment and shot and killed a man in the parking lot. Metro's South Precinct Commander Mike Alexander said police do not believe this was a random act of violence and that it may have stemmed from an earlier encounter."Well, we believe this to be an altercation that may have occurred between known parties over some incident that may have happened earlier," Alexander said. "We don't feel that this is a case of suspects roaming this area at random looking for a pick victim. We feel there was some sort of intent involved in this case from the beginning." Authorities detained and interviewed a witness at the precinct for about four hours. The witness told News 2 the woman inside the apartment had an interaction, or deal, that went wrong with the suspects. The witness said the suspects broke down the door, entered the apartment and severely beat the woman. According to the witness, the man she was in a relationship with saw how badly she was beaten and then ran out into the parking lot where he was shot and killed by the suspects. Authorities are looking for suspects. "Any time we have an incident that involves a loss of life, obviously, out of the parking lot areas where other subjects or innocent bystanders are prone to the violence, any time there is a weapon involved, obviously it's very disturbing to us," Alexander said. "So, the detectives will be working diligently to follow up on the leads we do have in this case." The witness said, after talking to police and giving his statement, he had a feeling officers had an idea who the suspects might be. Call CrimeStoppers at 74-CRIME with any information.

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