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Man robbed, shot by armed teens at Green Hills Library

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Police have set up crime scene tape at the scene near the library. (WSMV) Police have set up crime scene tape at the scene near the library. (WSMV)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Metro Police are investigating after a man was shot near the Green Hills Branch of the Nashville Public Library.

Police responded to several calls just after 7 p.m. on Wednesday saying a man had been shot.

The victim was found with a life-threatening gunshot wound to his stomach.

According to police, the 32-year-old man was approached by two armed teenagers demanding his property. 

The victim complied, but the teens still shot the man.

Witnesses told police they heard several gunshots and saw a maroon Jeep Cherokee with three male black suspects inside leave the parking lot at a high rate of speed.

The victim told police that the suspects jumped out of the Jeep and a bullet struck him.

According to police, the victim's wife said her husband visited the library to study. 

Less than two hours later, a salon employee was robbed and assaulted by another set of armed teens. 

Police confirmed Thursday the two incidents are not related. In fact, they suspect two separate groups of teenagers are responsible for these crimes, as well as a number of other violent crimes around Nashville in the last few weeks.

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