1 killed, 2 injured in North Nashville shootout

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police believe three people were shot, including one who was killed, during a shootout Sunday evening in North Nashville.

The shooting occurred on the 1600 block of 12th Avenue North near Wheless Street around 7:30 p.m.

Metro police said Charles Smith, 31, was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside a crashed Jeep Cherokee. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Detectives recovered a pistol from the Jeep.

Christopher Hatcher, 23, was found in the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds and detectives believe he was seated in a Nissan Altima when he was hit.

He was taken to Vanderbilt also where he continues to undergo treatment.

A 32-year-old woman sustained a non-critical gunshot wound to her arm. She has since been treated at an area hospital and released.

Detectives continue to work to determine a motive.

Charles Smith and Christopher Hatcher (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)