Vigil held for 15-year-old girl killed in north Nashville shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A vigil was held Thursday night for a 15-year-old girl who was shot and killed in a north Nashville shooting.

The vigil for Row’Neshia Overton was held at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m.

Row’Neshia Overton died after she was shot near the 3000 block of Greggwood Drive around 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

Police told News 2 two groups of teen girls were planning to meet in the area for a fight about an ongoing dispute when shots were fired at the car Overton was a passenger in.

Overton, who attended Pearl Cohn High School briefly, was struck and later died at TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

Row’Neshia Overton vigilFamily and friends lit candles and sang songs to remember and honor Overton.

Overton’s uncle told News 2 he is outraged by the violence.

“It’s ridiculous, you have the kids over there playing basketball in harmony but then you have someone get killed, “ he said. “You’re not going to play ball this summer. You’re not going to be with your family this summer. You are going to be dead. And the madness has got to stop.”

An 18-year-old woman was also injured in the shooting. Police said she was grazed by a bullet and expected to survive.

Detectives have interviewed several people who witnessed the shooting but a suspect description has not been released.

The gunman remains at large.

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

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