Metro police: Altercation at Wendy’s leads to shots fired on I-40 East

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An altercation at a Nashville Wendy’s led to shots being fired on Interstate 40 near Church Street, according to Metro police.

Two lanes of I-40 East were closed while authorities investigate near the Church Street exit. They’re expected to open at 8 p.m.

Lt. Lee Kendall told News 2 the victim told officers he was at the Wendy’s on Jefferson Street near John Merritt Boulevard when he got into an altercation with another driver.

The other driver reportedly then began following the victim, later firing several shots on I-40. The victim told Metro police the shooting caused him to run off the roadway and crash.

Lt. Kendall said the victim suffered minor injuries from the crash only. He was not shot.

The investigation is ongoing. Further details weren’t immediately released.