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Clarksville Police report shooting in Bel Aire Park area Tuesday night

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Shortly after 10:30pm last night, May 12th, several residents in the area of Bel Aire Park called the E911 Center to report hearing numerous gunshots and vehicles leaving the area at high speed.

Clarksville Police Officers located several bullet casings near a store on the 800 block of Peachers Mill Road and interviewed people in the area. A pistol was also found nearby.

Clarksville Police Officers investigate shooting in the area of Bel Aire Park. (Sergeant Terry Minton)

Clarksville Police Officers investigate shooting in the area of Bel Aire Park. (Sergeant Terry Minton)

A short time later, Gateway Medical Center reported a patient with a gunshot wound at the emergency room. That individual was interviewed by a detective after being treated and released from the hospital, but he refused to cooperate and provided little information.

It appears from the initial investigation that two groups of people encountered each other in the store parking lot and exchanged gunfire. None of the people involved in the incident called police. All of the E911 calls came from nearby residents.

Clarksville Police Officers investigate shooting in the area of Bel Aire Park. (Sergeant Terry Minton)At 10:58pm, another person with gunshot wounds was reported on Ernest Shelton Drive. Officers located a silver Honda Accord with several bullet holes at that location, but a relative of the victim had reportedly already placed him in another car to take him to Gateway Emergency Room. The victim was life-flighted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center from Gateway.

Clarksville Police Officers investigate shooting in the area of Bel Aire Park. (Sergeant Terry Minton)When interviewed by police, he claimed that he didn’t know who shot him or why he was shot. The man had several bullet wounds, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

There is some evidence to suggest that at least one more person may have been injured, but that individual’s location and condition are unknown. Detectives state the Peachers Mill shooting was gang-related.

Clarksville Police Officers investigate shooting in the area of Bel Aire Park. (Sergeant Terry Minton)These kinds of investigations are hampered by witnesses and alleged victims alike who withhold information and refuse to cooperate with police.

Anyone with information about the Peachers Mill incident is asked to call Detective Shrum at 931.648-0656, ext. 5391.

Anyone with information about the Ernest Shelton Drive incident is asked to call Detective Wimmer at 931.648-0656, ext. 5527.


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