Police: 3 injured in retaliation shooting in Springfield

(Courtesy: Smokey Barn News)

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three people were injured in a shooting in Springfield Saturday night.

It happened on 18th Avenue around 10:30 p.m.

According to a release, the victims drove themselves to NorthCrest Medical Center

Two of the victims were flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Springfield police believe the shooting may have been in retaliation for a previous incident.

“It looks like there’s some ongoing animosity between groups of people. Some things happened a little bit earlier and it looks like this was retaliation for something that happened earlier in the evening,” Thompson told Smokey Barn News.

Twenty minutes prior to the shooting, shots were fired in the same area and police believe the victims were ambushed, according to a release.

Numerous shots were fired by both sides of the dispute and several cars were damaged by gunfire, Springfield police said.

The victims have been identified as Eric Miles, Trevell Hyde, and Brian Wilson. All three are from Springfield.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Springfield police at 615-384-8422 or CrimeStoppers at 615-382-3799.