Man charged with murder after two young children, adult killed in north Nashville shooting

Two children are shot and killed on Jenkins Court (WZTV). Mugshot: MNPD.

Metro Nashville Police said a 24-year-old man was accused of killing his stepmother's daughters, ages 5 and 8, and another man in two separate shootings on Friday.

The MNPD said 24-year-old Queshan Brooks shot at his stepmother and the two young sisters on Jenkins Court around 4:15 p.m. The girls, identified as 5-year-old Samaii Daniel 8-year-old and Sammarre Daniel, were taken to the hospital where they later died from their injuries. The girls were playing at the time of the incident.

Brooks' stepmother, Darnykka Daniel, 45, was shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries. She was treated at the hospital, and police said she is refusing to answer detectives' questions.

Just 23 minutes after the first shooting, Brooks is accused of killing another man during a separate car jacking incident on 10th Avenue North.

Police arrived to find 70-year-old Robert Payve shot and killed. His passenger, 52-year-old Patrick Hancock, was pistol whipped and shot in the arm as Brooks stole their gold Chevrolet Impala.

Around 5:10 p.m., police found the gold vehicle abandoned on I-40 near 51st Avenue. Brooks was arrested on foot nearby after police tracked him in the snow from the scene of the abandoned vehicle.

At the time of his arrest, Brooks was free on a $25,000 bond for a pending felony aggravated assault arrest from last September. He was convicted of aggravated robbery in May 2014 and received a six-year sentence.

Officers arrested Brooks on multiple possible charges Friday night including three counts of murder.

Police said the motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with the latest information available.

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