Woman shot following argument at Midtown bar
The shooting occurred in the early morning hours on Thursday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Police are investigating a shooting near Midtown that sent one woman to the hospital early Thursday morning.
According to Metro Police, a man and a woman got into an argument near the bars on Demonbreun Street. Both left in their respective cars.
Police said the man followed the woman to the traffic light at the intersection of West End Avenue and 16th Avenue North and fired a single shot at her car. The woman drove to a nearby car dealership to park and call the police. She was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.
Detectives are looking to confirm if the two people knew each other prior to the altercation. The man is described as Black and wearing a tan hoodie with jeans.
Many drivers in the area said they were concerned after hearing what happened overnight. They are used to seeing road rage issues on the highways but did not expect it to happen at a busy Midtown intersection.
“I was shocked,” Robert Rochester said. “I hear about (road rage) every day. To be that close is kind of scary. It could’ve been me or one of my friends I work with.”
“Road rage is a very serious thing, and it is absolutely devastating to see things like this transpire,” Philip Wiley said. “I think people are just out here becoming more aggressive.”
Metro Police said the investigation is focused on a dark-colored BMW sedan and detectives are checking security cameras from nearby businesses to help identify the gunman.
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