3 People Shot Sat Night Was “Retaliation” Police Say
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A shooting in Springfield that sent three to area hospitals Saturday night was in retaliation for an earlier incident, police say.
At least two of the victims were LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, according to Springfield Police. We are still waiting on word of the third shooting victim.
The shooting area seems to be centralized near 18th Ave and Park St. (MAP) and encompasses a large area. The first call came into 911 at 10:26PM according to officials.
According to officials, the three victims were transported to NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield and at least two of them were then LifeFlighted to Vanderbilt.
According to Springfield Police Chief David Thompson, “It looks like there’s some sort of ongoing animosity between groups of people. Some things happened a little bit earlier and it looks like this was retaliation.”
Though information is still coming in, we believe the three victims were driven to the hospital by private citizens and the call about the shooting occurred around the same time as the three arrived at NorthCrest Medical.
This morning Springfield Police are releasing more information on the shooting. According to Springfield Police Chief David Thompson, at 10:36PM Saturday night two vehicles drove to NorthCrest Medical Center and three males with gunshot wounds were removed from the vehicles.
Further investigation revealed that the individuals had been on 18th Avenue East in Springfield. Two of the victims were Lifeflighted to Vanderbilt, and the third was being treated at NorthCrest but is expected to be transferred to Vanderbilt.
Police say that about 20 minutes before this shooting there were shots fired in the same area. Police say that the three shooting victims were ambushed and allege that numerous shots were fired by parties on both sides of the dispute. Several cars were also damaged during the gunfire.
The victims, now identified by Police as Eric Miles, Trevell Hyde, and Brian Wilson (all from Springfield) are expected to survive.
Springfield police detectives are investigating the case. Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is encouraged to contact Springfield Police at 615-384-8422 or Crime Stoppers at 615-382-3799.
As more information becomes available, including the condition of the three shooting victims, we will bring it to you.
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