NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Friday in the neighborhood just north of Bordeaux.
Metro police said they believe Tirell Hill was targeted in the shooting, which happened at 11:20 a.m. near the intersection of Phipps and Lunn drives.
Hill reportedly ran away from a home in Antioch on May 19 where he was in custody of the Department of Children’s Services. Officers had been looking for him ever since.
According to a press release, police say their investigation shows Hill was shot in the street or very close to it by someone who got out of a black Nissan Altima with dark tinted windows and a spoiler on the trunk.
Police noted the 14-year-old did not have any known ties to the immediate area where he was found, and it has not been determined why he was there.
The driver of the getaway vehicle was apparently unfamiliar with the area. A witness who heard the shots reported seeing the Altima travel down a dead end road before turning around and fleeing the neighborhood.
Detectives are still working to determine where Hill had been and who he had been with, particularly over the past week.
Anyone who saw Tirell Hill recently is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463, or North Precinct Investigations at 615-862-7889.