Deadly night in Nashville leaves 3 dead in shootings

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three people were killed in separate shootings overnight Monday across the city of Nashville and another left a man injured.

As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests have been made in any of the cases.

The first happened just after midnight in the parking lot of the Family Dollar on Jefferson Street. Police said the victim was asleep in his car when someone tried to rob him and shot him in the leg. He’s expected to recover.

The second shooting, which claimed the lives of two men, took place less than an hour later at 12:50 a.m. on South Eighth Street at the Cayce Homes public housing development.

Brandon Jordan, 22, and Eric Allen, 38, were found shot on the porch and in the doorway of an apartment. Jordan died at the scene; Allen died a short time later at Vanderbilt’s hospital.

The gunman is described as a black man with shoulder length dreadlocks and a ball cap. Police say he got into a light-colored four door sedan which left the area.

L to R: Brandon Jordan and Eric Allen (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

About 40 minutes later at 1:30 a.m., another young man was killed in a shooting on 25th Avenue North at the Cumberland View housing development.

Metro police say William Ervin, 27, was leaving a family member’s apartment when shots were fired. He was hit in the chest and died shortly after arriving to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The possible suspect vehicle is a black four-door sedan with a spoiler. It was seen leaving the area south on 25th Avenue.

William Ervin (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

Anyone with information on any of the murders is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

You can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at NashvilleCrimeStoppers.com.