At least 3 dead in Tennessee bar shooting, authorities say

A shooting at a honky-tonk bar in Nashville, Tennessee, left at least three people dead and four wounded, the Tennessean reported. Police have said they believe it was a targeted shooting, but have not identified the shooter.

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A 46-year-old woman was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s trauma center and a 29-year-old man later died at the hospital, the Tennessean reported. Two other victims are listed in critical condition and one in stable condition, the paper reported.

Mayor Megan Barry, who was speaking at a downtown economic development event later in the day, said authorities believed that they have identified who the suspect is, but that he had not been captured.


“We are not looking for anybody else right now, we are looking for this one suspect,” the Tennessean reported she said.

#BREAKING News Story: At least 3 killed, 4 wounded in shooting at Antioch Nashville bar. @MayorMeganBarry says suspect believed to be armed — Deana Martin (@DeanaTennessee) July 25, 2017

One witness described the scene to local news station WSMV-TV:

“I went in to have a cold one and next thing I know, I hear two shots, so I get down on the ground and then I hear two more shots. I take off my pants and then I look over, I saw, I could see where someone shot two people on the ground. I got up and I go and help, and then I see some one got shot and they called 911. I didn’t even think twice about it, I just thought it was an accident because they were standing here, and they didn’t realize that there were people out there, so I ran over and called 911. … They took off running out of the bar.”

Read the full story at The New York Times and WSMV.


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