Drive-by shootings terrorize East Nashville street, send woman into labor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are looking for the people who shot into two East Nashville homes on the same street on two nights in a row.

The shootings took place last Monday and Tuesday not far from Stratford High School in Piedmont Avenue.

One of the homes was shot while a man and his pregnant wife were inside.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

“We really could’ve been killed in that moment,” said resident David Caliguiri. “It sounded like explosions.”

When water started gushing from the couple’s walls, Caliguiri thought his hot water heater had exploded until he saw officers outside his home.

That’s when he found out that his house had been shot at.

“When I told my wife, who was 41 weeks pregnant, she started freaking out,” he said. “She was panicking and her water broke right at that moment.”

The couple rushed to the hospital and they had their baby girl without incident.

They were shocked to learn, though, that another home down the street was also shot the following night.

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“I would be terrified if I was a resident,” said Von Moye, who is in charge of the East Nashville Neighborhood Watch.

He wants people who see or hear crimes to first call police then post them on his popular Facebook page.

“That way everybody can be alerted to what’s going on,” Moye explained. “Because who knows? Who’s going to see a vehicle or that person leave the scene of the crime?”

Metro police believe the shooting may not be random but that the shots into Caliguiri’s home may have been aimed at the wrong place.

Witnesses reported seeing several dark-colored sedans, including a black Impala, the nights of the shootings.

Call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME if you have any information.

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