6 Shootings in Nashville in 24 Hours Highlight Double-Digit Increases in Violent Crimes

Nashville Police

Officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department responded to at least six unrelated shootings in less than 24 hours, NewsChannel 5 reported Saturday. Meanwhile, police report a spike in violent crimes in the state’s capital.

The first shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday on Joseph Avenue at Riverchase Apartments. Officials said the 50-year-old female victim told them she was standing in her doorway when a man in a dark car started firing a gun, hitting her in her hand.

The other shootings were:

  • Around 12:15 a.m. Saturday, an apartment in the 2100 block of Waterford Circle, when reports stated a man in his 20s said he accidentally shot himself one time in the thigh with a pistol.
  • At 1 a.m. Saturday, in the1300 block of Bellshire Terrace.
  • After 1:30 a.m. Saturday, a group of young male suspects approached another group and began shooting. Police said the victims had been hanging out near 21st Avenue South.
  • Saturday, around 5 p.m., officials said a juvenile showed up at the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg from an accidental discharge.
  • Around 7 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old was shot, and the suspect also allegedly took his backpack.

Murders rise 33.73 percent

The shootings come amid a dramatic rise in violent offenses in Nashville.

The police department reported that murders and non-negligent homicides rose a whopping 33.73 percent from 2016-2017, from 83 to 111. Aggravated assault with a firearm jumped 25.6 percent from 1,707 to 2,144. Robberies with a firearm increased 4.6 percent from 1,239 to 1,296.








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5 Thoughts to “6 Shootings in Nashville in 24 Hours Highlight Double-Digit Increases in Violent Crimes”

  1. Jose Reva

    Thank David Briley

  2. Randall

    Just another Dem run city.

  3. Austin

    Nashtroit ———

  4. Brian McMurphy

    They can’t fix the problem because that would require throwing the book at their key constituency.

  5. 83ragtop50

    Hey, Nashville “leaders”, how is the unbridled growth and liberal policies doing for you now? You guys are idiots to promote growth at all costs. In this case shooting rates that are skyrocketing. Guess you will have to raise taxes again to add more police to counter the increase in criminal activity. Is your model Detroit or Washington D.C.?