NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police confirm a 16-year-old girl was shot Sunday afternoon just north of Talbot’s Corner.
The shooting happened at 2:25 p.m. outside a home on Barbara Lynn Way near Briley Parkway and Brick Church Pike.
Metro police told News 2 the girl was sitting on a porch while her brother, who investigators believe was the intended target, was in the front yard.
A silver Nissan sedan drove down Lauren Evelyn Way toward the home and fired several shots, striking the girl.
The victim, whose identity has yet to be released, was taken to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Metro police said the suspect is a black, 19-year-old man.
No additional information was immediately released.
Sunday’s shooting is among the hundreds that have taken place across Nashville so far this year as the number has skyrocketed. As of July 29 of this year, there were 242 shooting incidents resulting in death or injuries. During the same time period in 2016, there had only been 154.