Musician shot during carjacking attempt - WSMV News 4

Musician shot during carjacking attempt

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A musician who was leaving a popular East Nashville restaurant after a performance was rushed to the hospital early Sunday after being shot in the neck during an attempted carjacking.

The shooting happened at about 12:30 a.m. near the corner of Porter Road and Greenwood Avenue in East Nashville.

"Anger, you know it really upsets me, to hear that anybody would be violated anywhere near my establishment," said Jamie Rubin, owner of the Family Wash. Rubin has owned the eatery for the last 10 years. "It's a family or community-based restaurant, music venue. I like to refer to it as a community center."

Metro police said the victim was leaving the restaurant when a man tried to take his car.

"They were finishing playing," Rubin said. "They were loading up. The young guy was in his car when he was approached. The assailant told him to get out of the car and the young man said 'I'm not getting out of the car' and that's when he was shot."

The shot shattered the window and hit the victim's neck, according to police.

Investigators said the man's injuries were serious, but non-life-threatening.

"Fortunately, the young man who was shot looked like he was going to be okay and he was conscious and talking," Rubin said.

This isn't the first time the Family Wash has seen problems. Gunmen robbed the place about 3 and a half years ago. But Rubin said this is not just a problem for him and his part of town. "There's been a lot of robberies and attempted robberies and shootings all over the city in the past week."

Regardless, Rubin said the Family Wash will be open at its usual time on Tuesday. "You can't live in fear. Are there things I'm going to do differently? Yes."

Police are still looking for leads, and ask anyone who might have seen anything in the area to give them a call.

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