Teen Shot, Killed In Springfield Tuesday Night

Teen Shot, Killed In Springfield Tuesday Night

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) –  The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy that occurred late Tuesday.

Just before midnight, Springfield police were dispatched to Pine Circle off Central Ave. in regards to a shooting victim. MAP At the scene, police found a deceased 17-year-old male alone in the road.

Within minutes, friends, family, and neighbors gathered around as police officers secured the scene and Robertson County EMS pronounced the teen deceased at the scene. Springfield police officers taped off the area and tried to explain to friends and family that the boy’s body needed to remain untouched so vital evidence could be collected.

Detectives were at the scene collecting evidence until after 1:30 am as a large crowd watched.

Wednesday morning City officials announced that about an hour after police cleared the scene at Pine Circle (around 2:38 a.m.) the alleged suspect, a 15-year-old male, arrived at NorthCrest Emergency Room for treatment of a possible gunshot wound to the arm.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Springfield Police Department at 615-384-8422.

This is the second shooting involving teenage minors in Springfield in the last two weeks. On July 29th police say a 15-year-old shot and wounded a 13-year-old in a park in Springfield. FULL STORY

The thoughts and prayers of the staff at Smokey Barn News will be with the friends and family of the victim as they face the days ahead.