A 25-year-old man was shot in east Nashville late Thursday night.
Police responded to the 700 block of South 7th Street around 10:30 p.m. They found shell casings, but no victim or witness.
Approximately 20 minutes later, Vanderbilt University Medical Center alerted authorities about a gunshot victim arriving at the hospital.
Officials interviewed the victim who told them he was in the area to visit his brother. His brother was not home, so he visited a female friend.
Upon approaching his friend, the suspect walked up and started shooting the 25-year-old.
The victim fled, but was struck once in his lower rear.
He reported to police he does not know why he was targeted.
His injuries are non-life threatening.
Detectives are still trying to determine the cause.
The suspect was wearing a lime green shirt and khaki pants. Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro police at 615-862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.