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Metro police investigating violent day in Nashville: 3 shootings, 2 deadly

(Fox 17 News)

UPDATE: (10:15 p.m.)

Metro Police have identified two people killed in unrelated shootings in south Nashville.

Ruxin Wang, 74, was killed while retrieving his trash can along Claiborne Street at about 4 p.m. Several shots were fired during the incident and several young men, possibly juveniles, were seen running into J.C. Napier public housing development.

A second shooting in south Nashville appears to be unintentional, police said. A 20-year-old man was shot and killed by his friend who was handling a gun. The friend told police he didn't believe the gun was loaded when he pulled the trigger, but the gun fired and struck his friend in the head. The young man died as his friend was driving him to the hospital.

In West Nashville, police said a victim turned the tables on the person who was trying to rob them during a meetup for an online sale. The buyer shot the seller, who reportedly brandished a gun during the attempted robbery. The seller was apparently running to Kroger for help when they collapsed. That person was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where they are in critical condition.

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UPDATE: (8:30 p.m.)

Metro Police said a second shooting in south Nashville was deadly.

Police said the person found shot near businesses along Nolensville Pike has died. The actual shooting reportedly happened at a home along Lyle Lane.

In a separate incident, a male was killed in a shooting at about 4 p.m. near J.C. Napier Homes. He has since been identified as Ruxin Wang, 74.

Another shooting near West Nashville Kroger is being investigated. Police said an online sale turned into an attempted robbery and ended in a shooting.

This is a developing news story and will be updated.

UPDATE: (7 p.m.)

Metro Police are investigating another shooting in South Nashville.

Police found a gunshot victim Thursday evening in the 3910 block of Nolensville Pike. The actual shooting reportedly happened at a home along Lyle Lane.

The victim was being driven by another person when they stopped along Nolensville Pike near a tobacco store. That store's owner tells Fox 17 News the driver got out and asked him for help before police arrived.

It's the second shooting of the day in south Nashville. Police said a male died in a shooting at about 4 p.m. near J.C. Napier Homes.

No suspect information was given in either of the shootings.

Fox 17 News has a crew on the scene and will provide updates.

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Metro Police said one person was killed in a South Nashville shooting on Thursday.

It happened about 4:20 p.m. in the 20 block of Claiborne Street. This is near J.C. Napier Homes.

Police said the shooting victim is male. but no age was given. There is no suspect information at this time.

Fox 17 News has a crew on the scene and will be providing updates.

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