An Edgehill neighborhood is calling on community leaders for help after an innocent man was shot in the chest in the doorway of his apartment Friday night.

Police said 59-year-old Glen Young was watching television in his apartment on the 1100 block of Horton Avenue when he heard gunshots in the courtyard outside his residence.

When Young opened the door of his residence to see what was going on, a bullet hit him in the chest.

He was rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he died.

“That was an innocent man that was killed for nothing. Nothing,” said neighbor Ann. "What is the mayor doing? What is the governor doing? What are we putting these people in office for if they can't help us?”

Ann wants more support from city leaders and tougher penalties for those who commit gun violence.

“Show these young people that we are not playing. We are no longer going to have this going on around here,” said Ann.

Terry Key is also calling for change. He’s the president of the Edgehill Bike Club, a program that gets kids involved in riding and fixing bikes.

“There is a good side of this neighborhood and then there is a late night side to this neighborhood,” said Key.

Police are still looking for the suspect responsible for Young's death.

The gunman is described as a black man in his mid-20s. He is approximately 5-foot-8-inches tall and has a thin build. He was wearing a white shirt and dark shorts.

Officials strongly believe that people in the community know the identity of the gunman.

Anyone with information about him is urged to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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Liz Lohuis joined the News4 team as a general assignment reporter in January 2016.

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