NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville has seen a weekend of violence after at least six shootings were reported across town. One person died and two others were taken to hospital.
Authorities confirmed to News 2 shootings at the following locations:
- Gallatin Pike and Litton Avenue, taken around 11pm
- 200 blocks of Shoemaker Court, just before 4:30 am
- 1000 blocks of Edgehill Avenue, just before 8pm
- 2500 Jefferson Street, just before 11:30pm
- Shooting at Murfreesboro Pike, 1 person was transferred to the hospital
- Shooting on Wallace Street, Adrian Castillo, 26 years old, killed
At around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, police said a 55-year-old man was shot in Antioch on Shoemaker Court. He stepped out of the house to see two young men trying to break into the car. The suspects opened fire on him.
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“I heard about five or six gunshots and they were quite loud. I don’t know the specific gun, but I knew it had to be pretty close and it had to be something pretty powerful,” said Tavion Cole, who lives in the area.
The Shoemaker Court shooting was one of three in south Nashville over the weekend.
“It made me quite nervous knowing I could go out to get the mail or water the plants and I could be shot down in an instant,” Cole said. “Growing up until now, it used to be a lot safer and it seems like crime is on the rise and people are getting even more restless.”
Down the street, neighbors Nikki and Bobby, who didn’t want their names on the camera or their surnames, said they were shocked at how brazenly photographed in Antioch was.
“First, I felt like it was too close to home and then I was afraid that the landlord opened the door and he was shot and they were trying to take his property. So that scared me a lot,” Nikki said.
Bobby said: “It doesn’t matter if you have a doorbell ringing or not, you already have an alarm in your home. “If it’s out here, they want it, they’ll take it. And that’s what young people… they feel that they can come here and just get what they want instead of going out there and getting a job. ”
Nikki and Bobby said they expect gun violence to increase as Nashville continues to grow.
“The poor generation is here, they’re trying to survive and they’re here getting what they want,” Bobby said. “And as long as people keep coming to town, you will have more people from out of town, drug dealers, gangsters, young thugs, all of them are moving here. [to] Tennessee, because Tennessee is growing. ”
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If you have any information about this weekend’s shooting, you can contact the Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.
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