Three Teens Hospitalized After Springfield Shooting Wednesday
UPDATE: Shooting turns fatal… See update below.
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A violent shooting in Springfield Wednesday night has put a teenager in the hospital fighting for his life.
According to officials, three teens were transported following a shooting and subsequent vehicle crash into a home just before 10 pm Wednesday evening.
What we understand preliminarily is, 911 received a call reporting around ten gunshots and a fleeing vehicle on Page St. If Police evidence markers on Page St are indicators of shell casings, there would have been at least ten shots fired, closer to twenty.
Officials tell Smokey Barn News that after being shot, the teen crashed his vehicle into a home on E. 16th Ave and Shelton St. He was transported to NorthCrest Medical Center in Springfield in “extremely critical condition,” officials said.
Two other teens (identified only as males) were also injured, apparently, in the crash, officials said preliminarily. The second of the three teens was listed “in serious condition” and transported to Vanderbilt’s Children’s Hospital in Nashville. The third teen was transported to NorthCrest Medical with minor injuries. According to officials, all three teens are minors.
The Springfield Police Department is leading the investigation, as soon as more information becomes available we will bring it to you but since all three teens are minors information will likely be limited.
As far as danger to the community or suspects, we are still waiting for the official word from police if a suspect or suspects have been identified or captured, as soon as that changes, we will bring it to you.
UPDATE: November 12, 2020
According to the Springfield Police Department, last night’s shooting has turned fatal. One of the juveniles has now died as a result of the incident.
The Springfield Police Department does not believe this incident to be a random act of violence as it appears that the individuals involved knew each other.
The incident remains under investigation by the Springfield Police Department. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Springfield Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at 615-384-8422