Man shot during attempted robbery south of downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating the second shooting in downtown Nashville in just two days.

Authorities say two suspects robbed one man and then in a separate incident, shot a man during an attempted robbery.

The suspects approached the first victim, Reginald Collins, 36, at the intersection of 3rd Avenue South and Lea Avenue and robbed him at gunpoint at 9:45 p.m. Monday.

Metro police say they fled in a silver or grey SUV.

A few minutes later a second victim, 27-year-old Dietrich Minor, was shot during an attempted robbery on the corner of Lea Avenue and Hermitage Avenue.

Minor had been at the Shell station located on Hermitage Avenue and was believed to be walking back to the The Batter’s Box bar.

He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he is in critical condition.

The first suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighing approximately 200 pounds. He wore a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

The second suspect is described as a black man, approximately 6 foot 1 inch tall and weighing approximately 175 pounds. He wore a white shirt with a pattern.

Anyone with information about the suspects is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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