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Bystander Hit by Gunshot

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On November 5th, 2011, around 4:15pm, responded to Summit Heights about a man being shot. When officers arrived, they found a 38 year old man laying on the ground near the 18 Building, with a gunshot wound to the upper body.

From information gathered by officers at the scene, a male behind the 3 Building was seen shooting at a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed through Summit Heights. The vehicle may have been hit by one of the gunshots.

At this point in the investigation, it appears the shooting victim may have been hit by one of the rounds shot at the fleeing vehicle. The man with the handgun fled from the scene before officers arrived.

The gunshot victim was taken by ambulance to the Gateway Medical Center and then transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition.

There is no further information available at this time.

Anyone with information, call 931.645.8477.

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