16-year-old shot in head inside north Nashville home

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A teenager was shot in the head inside a north Nashville home early Friday morning.

It happened in the 1900 block of Herman Street around 12:30 a.m.

Police told News 2 a woman was returning to the home when she said saw two black males in dark clothing attempting to get inside the house.

She ran inside to alert her 16-year-old brother, William Harper, and mother, who were both sleeping in the home.

According to police, Harper, a student at East Magnet High School, was shot once in the head as he ran to investigate.

He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Police said it remains unclear why the two unidentified men targeted the home. Police said there is no indication that anyone at the residence at the time of the shooting is involved in illegal activity.

The suspects are described as black males. One is around 5 feet 6 inches tall with a stocky build.

The other is around 5 feet 9 inches tall. Both fled the scene in a new model silver or gray four-door sedan.

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

A GoFundMe account was set up to help the family. Click here to donate.

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