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.

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. 

Two people are dead and two more injured following a shooting near the Silliman Evans Bridge on Interstate 24 early Tuesday morning.

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.


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