Metro Police investigating after 19-year-old shot, killed

A 19-year-old girl was shot and killed on Monday night at Watkins Park, WSMV's Michael Warrick reports.
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 11:05 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2022 at 5:45 PM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Homicide detectives with the Metro Nashville Police Department are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a 19-year-old woman in Nashville.

Terriana Johnson was shot and killed at Watkins Park on 17th Avenue North just before 7 p.m. Monday night, police said. Johnson was taken to St. Thomas Midtown, where she died.

Witnesses did not know who was responsible for the shooting but said it happened in front of Martin Luther King Jr. High School. Other witnesses said two females were fighting in the parking lot, police said, when a small crowd surrounded them, and a man fired several rounds into the air and then into the group.

The suspect reportedly left in a dark colored sedan as he continued to fire rounds at another group, police said.

According to a worker at the school, a play rehearsal was happening inside the high school when the shots rang out across the street.

Esther Ekanem visits the area regularly, given her daughter attends the school. She was shocked to hear about the tragedy.

“I am very sad, I am very sad and I feel for that family,” Ekanem said. “I’ve been coming here for many years so to hear that that is happening here, it’s very shocking and scary.”

Ekanem is concerned about the number of people picking up guns to solve disagreement.

“If you’re angry it’s ok to walk away from it. It doesn’t mean you are inferior or that person is better than you,” Ekanem said. “It just means you are much better than that situation.”

Anyone with information about this fatal shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.