16-year-old girl killed while fleeing gunfire in East Nashville

Deberianah Begley (Courtesy: Facebook)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 16-year-old girl was killed when she was shot while running from gunfire Sunday night in East Nashville .

Police responded to the call around 8:30 p.m. in the 700 block of South Eighth Street in the James Cayce housing development.

Officers said that there was a party or a gathering with several dozen people.

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Investigators believe two groups of men, three to four in each group, confronted each other when shots were fired.

Metro police said they were in the area on another call when gun shots rang out.

Metro police said Deberianah Begley, 16, was sitting on a porch when she heard the shots and took off running when she was hit by the gunfire.

Begley was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she died from her injuries.

Police said the suspect is a young black man, thin wearing all black.

Anyone with information is urged to call our partners at Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.