Nashville gas station clerk in critical condition after shooting


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A North Nashville store clerk was in critical condition after being shot Thursday when chaos broke out inside a market, Metro police said.

The incident began just before 5:40 p.m. at the Sunrise Market in the 2600 block of Clarksville Pike, a Metro Nashville dispatcher said.

As of late Thursday, police Capt. Jason Reinbold said officers are searching for three suspects in connection to the shooting that began after an unidentified female entered the store and caused a scene.

At one point, the female threw a bottle of water at the clerk, he said.

The clerk threw it back, Reinbold said, and ordered the female out of the market.

“She and her friends started tearing up the store and her boyfriend pulled out a gun and shot the clerk,” Reinbold told The Tennessean.

The Nashville Fire Department transported the clerk to a hospital in critical condition.

It wasn’t immediately known what caused the female to hit the clerk with the water bottle.

Police described the shooting suspect as a Black male, 5-10, 235 pounds, wearing a black shirt and blue jean shorts, with a beard and hair tied on top of his head. He left in a white Suburban with black tow mirrors. 

Officers are also searching for two females, the first described as: Black, 5-7, 220 pounds, wearing a dark blue tank top, red shorts, and driving a silver Nissan Altima. The second was described as Black, 5-10, 250 pounds, wearing a white shirt and red shorts.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Natalie Neysa Alund covers breaking news in Nashville for USA TODAY NETWORK – TENNESSEE. Reach her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @nataliealund.

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