9 shot, 1 dead after violent weekend in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – News 2 is following a weekend of violence in Nashville after nine people were shot, including one who was killed.

Metro Police confirmed that they responded to at least eight footage all beginning Friday night. The shootings spanned the city and included Edgehill, Antioch, North, East and South Nashville.

A particularly brazen shooting happened around 4:30 a.m. Saturday in Antioch. A man walks out of his home when two young men are trying to break into a car. The suspects opened fire on the 55-year-old man, leaving more than a dozen shell casings behind.

28th District Councilmember Tanaka Vercher has been rattled by the outbreak of gun violence.

“It’s certainly amazing, but unfortunately for our community, it’s becoming the norm,” Vercher said.

Over the weekend, officers also responded to a minor whose head was grazed by a bullet after a fight broke out in the Hermitage.

“It’s horrible, especially the shooting criminals are very cruel. But Nashville is not immune to the national trend of violent crime taking place across the country. So I think we have to tackle it like every other city is doing,” said Ben Freeland, owner of Freeland Auto in southeast Nashville.

Freeland is a member of the Nashville Crossings Action Partnership Council. The organization aims to reduce crime by organizing neighborhood patrols and providing other resources.

“We have training and job opportunities for people to better themselves, we fight homelessness, there’s a lot to this. And I think when we work together and partner with the police department, we get more done,” said Freeland.

At the end of the day, Vercher believes more resources are needed to tackle the city’s gun violence. Vercher advocated adding the number 9order police precinct in Antioch, however, she felt the project was not carried out in time. Vercher also called for a larger police presence in South Nashville.

“You name it, public safety, infrastructure, it hasn’t kept pace with the city’s growth. And we continue to prioritize these other projects,” said Vercher. “We talk about stadiums, but we don’t talk about public safety.”

If you have information about any of these shootings, you can submit anonymous advice by calling the Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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