18-year-old shot to death outside apartments near Nashville airport

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating after an 18-year-old was shot in the face Thursday afternoon near the Nashville airport.

Authorities were called to the area of the Glastonbury Woods Apartments on Glastonbury Road around 2:15 p.m.

According to Metro police, the 18-year-old victim was with another 18-year-old at the apartment complex when he was shot in the face. It’s believed he then drove in his red Mustang to nearby Massman Drive and stopped his car.

When paramedics arrived, they took the victim to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died. His name has not been released.

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The other teenager riding in the Mustang was uninjured. He was reportedly interviewed by police to determine exactly what happened.

“At this juncture, the police department is working to determine why these two 18-year-olds were in the apartment complex this afternoon. There is still a semi-automatic pistol inside the Mustang. It was on the floorboard car when officers arrived here at the intersection. Something was going on with these two, they confronted someone or someone confronted them in the apartment complex. The reason for all of this is yet to be determined,” explained Metro police spokesman Don Aaron.

This homicide is the third within 24 hours in Nashville. A 19-year-old was stabbed to death in South Nashville and a man was shot to death overnight on 41st Avenue North.

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