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Nashville, Tennessee: Shooting inside apartment kills 3, injures 4

Three people were killed, including two brothers from a family, and four others were injured after gunfire erupted in an apartment in Nashville, Tennessee.

The shooting took place just before 10 p.m. on Friday at Torbett Street, with some media claiming it started around 9.45 p.m.

When officials arrived at the apartment, they found three dead and took the four injured to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The injured are in stable condition, police said.

Police told local media that six family members were the ones who were shot. One of the two suspects, who entered the apartment after knocking on the front door, was also shot dead.

The two family members who were killed in the shooting were teenage brothers, according to the report. They have been identified as Zacquez Sherrell, 18, and Tavarius Sherrell, 15.

Their 40-year-old mother, their two sisters, 16 and 20, and their 13-year-old brother were injured in the shooting.

There was no sign of forced entry into the apartment, according to Nashville Police officials, who added that two guns were found at the crime scene.

Authorities suspect theft was a reason for the shooting at the Nashville apartment.

Police said the two suspects entered the apartment after knocking on the front door.

One of the suspects, identified as Christian Johnson, 29, died in the shooting. WKRN-TV, a subsidiary of ABC, said Johnson was a convicted thief.

Police Department spokeswoman Kristin Mumford told media investigators were working to determine what happened before the gunfire, according to the WKRN report.

“We are pursuing some leads and we are interviewing and talking to people as well. Anyone who may have left the premises or has any information about what happened inside the apartment, we really want to talk to you.

The incident follows two shootings at shopping malls in Washington and North Carolina during the Black Friday holidays. One person was seriously injured in the shooting at Tacoma Mall in Washington.

Another shooting at a shopping center in Durham, North Carolina, left several people injured.


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