Synagogue on West End hit by single bullet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police are investigating after at least one shot was fired at the West End Synagogue Monday morning.

According to police on the scene, a maintenance worker was outside the synagogue, located at 3810 West End Avenue near Elmington Park, around 8:30 a.m. doing routine checks when he heard the gunshot and immediately called police.

West End synagogue
A single bullet hole was found in the metal window frame on the front of the synagogue.

Officers located at least one bullet hole in a metal window frame on the front side of the synagogue.

The synagogue’s employees had not reported to work yet for the day. No injuries were reported.

Prior to Monday’s incident, officials said the synagogue had not reported anything out of the ordinary.

One lane of West End in front of the synagogue was partially blocked as police investigated, causing temporary traffic back-ups for a few hours.

Police have been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation regarding the incident.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME

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