NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are on the hunt for the people who robbed four construction workers and shot another.
It happened just after Noon on Brush Hill Road in Inglewood.
Police told News 2 that four workers were approached by three robbers, two with guns, in the driveway of a home on Brush Hill Drive near the Cumberland River.
According to police, the suspects were able to get a few items from two of the men and one ended up being shot in the leg.
Authorities say the men work for Restoration Services out of Tullahoma and were subcontractors who were paving for a Metro Water Services sewer line project.
Ironically, the shooting happened in front of a home owned by Metro Vice Mayor David Briley. He confirmed that he lived there up until last year, and is now renting it.
A neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified, said for the most part this is a safe neighborhood, but she has seen several crimes lately, even her home was broken into.
Neighbors are hoping this incident was isolated. But for those who work in the same neighborhood, the crime has them on edge.
Jacob Webb was helping to repair a chimney a few houses up the road and had just left before the robbery happened.
“I would have never expected someone to rob a construction worker,” Webb said. “It’s sort of unsettling.”
He’s thankful they were not around.
“It could have been us. If we would have been here, we could have easily been the target,” explained Webb.
Webb says in light of what happened; he may start carrying his pistol just in case.
“Just to be safe, you know, just in case something like that happens to us, somebody needs to have something to be able to protect themselves.”
Police interviewed the victims hoping to get as much information about the suspects as possible.
They are looking for three black males. There’s a good description of the vehicle they left the scene in, but officers want to withhold that information at this time.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Metro police at 615-862-8600 or Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.