2 shooting suspects sought after chase, crash off I-440

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two shooting suspects are on the run after leading police on a high-speed chase following a shooting that left two men injured Tuesday night.

The shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Tuesday on Claiborne Street near Lafayette Street.

Three hours later, officers attempted to stop of vehicle carrying the suspects on Fairfield Avenue when the car reportedly took off.

Metro police told News 2 the driver led officers on a chase down I-440 West where they exited onto 21st Avenue, crashed into a utility pole, drove through a wall and ended up in a parking lot at Villager Condominiums in Hillsboro Village.

Three men got out of the car and started to run from officers, but one man was taken into custody. The two others, described as wearing all-black clothing, were last seen running from the area.

Twenty-first Avenue reopened to traffic around 5 a.m. but the ramp to I-440 West remained closed until utility workers could repair the damaged pole.

An estimated 250 residents in the area were without power until it was restored around 7 a.m.

A weapon was found inside the car and will be tested to determine if it was the gun used in the shooting on Claiborne Street

The shooting victims, both in their 30s, were both shot in the leg and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in stable condition.

The victims told Metro Police a dark-colored car drove up and someone on the passenger shot them before taking off.

If you saw anything in that area around 11 p.m. you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

News 2 is committed to tracking crime across Middle Tennessee. Visit wkrn.com/crimetracker for the latest.

(Photo: WKRN)
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