NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Metro Police said a 12-year-old and 14-year-old were killed in a shooting inside a stolen pickup truck on I-24 on Tuesday morning.
Police said Abdiwahab Adan, 12, was the driver of the truck and the rear passenger behind the driver, Donquez Abernathy, 14, were shot and killed.
A 16-year-old passenger, who was also shot, is the suspected shooter, police said.
This morning's gunfire that killed 2 persons & wounded 2 others inside a pickup truck on I -24 near downtown appears to have been contained within the truck. 1 gun was recovered from the vehicle, which was stolen last week from South Nashville. pic.twitter.com/sq9tA6U92s— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) November 24, 2020
The shooting happened near the Silliman Evans Bridge at mile marker 49 near downtown on Interstate 24 East around 3:15 a.m.
A 14-year-old female and a 16-year-old male were also passengers in the truck and were injured in the shooting. They are being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A pistol was recovered from the truck. Officers said that truck was reported stolen from Cain Harbor Drive on November 19. Police said the keys were in the truck.
A police investigation shut down a large section of the interstate for much of the early morning commute.
Around 7:30 a.m. the interstate has been completely reopened.
Homicide detectives continue to investigate the chain of events surrounding the gunfire.