NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police are searching for two men after a woman holding her infant son was shot in the head in south Nashville Thursday night.
It happened on University Court at the J.C. Napier public housing development just before 7:30 p.m.
Police said Sheranda Jones was standing on her porch holding her baby with her 25-year-old cousin, Ernest Eddie, and 23-year-old Matez Parham when two gunmen, identified as Terrance Kimbrough and Darryl Starks, allegedly fired shots from a vehicle.
Jones was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was last listed in critical condition.
Jones’ baby sustained minor abrasions as a result of the shooting. Eddie was grazed by a bullet, but refused treatment, police said.
Police said they believe Parham and Eddie were the intended targets.
Starks and Kimbrough are both wanted for three counts of aggravated assault and one count of attempted homicide.
Starks has previous convictions for aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, fraud and reckless endangerment, police said.
Police said Starks, 31, and 18-year-old Kimbrough are considered armed and dangerous.
Teaira Cole lives next door and had just spoken with the victim moments the barrage of gunfire.
“It was super scary, because I haven’t seen anything like that before,” Cole said. “I went in my house and then I heard several gunshots.”
She ran back outside to see what all the commotion was about.
“I looked around and saw several people, and I thought she had in the house, but after that I had checked to see was she okay, and I saw her lying on the ground, her and her child,” Cole said. “I thought the child was shot too.”
News 2 spoke with the victim’s brother who said family members are at the hospital with Jones, and said she has opened her eyes. But other than that, she hasn’t responded.
Cole is upset that her neighbor was shot, but she’s thankful she was able to make it inside.
“I could have got shot too, you know what I’m saying; the bullet could have hit me,” Cole said. “I never expected that to happen to Sheranda she was a good person, she was there when nobody else was there.”
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.
Thursday night’s shooting is the second in the same location within one week.