Metro police respond to reports of shots fired in East Nashville

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating after two people fired gunshots at one another in East Nashville Thursday morning.

The shooting began on South Seventh Street around 8 a.m. and continued into the Cayce Homes on South Sixth Street.

A school bus was in the area when the shooting occurred and the driver was concerned about the students on board, though the bus was not struck.

No one was injured in the incident.

Metro police told News 2 Davidson County sheriff deputies responded to the school bus and stayed with it until the scene was clear.

At least two dozen Metro police officers and DCSO deputies responded to the shooting, many drawing their weapons.

Kim Lewis’ kids were getting ready to walk to the bus stop when they heard gunshots. She said the sound of gunfire is a familiar sound in the neighborhood.

“It just makes me keep them closer,” said Lewis. “Even though they’re teenagers, they still can’t go in different areas outside of my eyesight because it’s unsafe.”

Although they’re used to hearing gunshots at night, a gunfight as kids load school buses is a different story.

“It pisses you off a lot,” Lewis told News 2. “You feel like they should be able to walk safely to the bus stop.”

Police say the people who were firing the shots knew each other and live in the Cayce Homes.

It reportedly began as an argument about money between four adults.

The shooters have yet to be taken into custody.

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