Shooting investigation underway in South Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A man is recovering after being shot outside his South Nashville home early Thursday morning in what police said started as a robbery attempt.
Metro Police is investigating the shooting in the 2000 block of Fannie Williams Street that left one man injured and officers searching for the gunman.
Police said a man was confronted by a robber behind his house around 5:30 Thursday morning as he was leaving for the day. After an argument, the thief pulled out a gun, shot the man in the leg and ran away.
The victim was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with an injury considered non-life threatening.
“It was just a normal day for him,” neighbor and landlord Sameer said. “The poor guy was going to work and met with someone for no reason. Now he is in the hospital. Hopefully he recovers well.”
Detectives said the gun was recovered at the scene. Officers said the suspect is a man but did not have any further description.
Sameer said he is thankful the man is expected to recover. He is planning to install more security cameras in the area to hopefully prevent something like this from happening again.
“This neighborhood, it might look rundown, but everyone knows each other,” Sameer said. “They are primarily Hispanic. I run an Airbnb out of my house half the time here. Never had an issue like this.”
The victim’s son told WSMV4 he was shocked this happened in their neighborhood.
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