Third Homicide Reported in Nashville Neighborhood in Four Days

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A recent surge in violence in the Napier housing community has left residents on edge, with the latest incident being the fatal shooting of a man on Sunday afternoon. This marks the third homicide in the area within a span of just four days.

The Metro Nashville Police Department responded to the shooting near the Sudekum public housing community at Winfrey Street and Lewis Street around 2:15 p.m. Upon arrival, authorities discovered a man who had been shot and was lying in the street. Despite being rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting, which also resulted in damage to nearby homes from stray bullets. This incident follows another fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday, where a man was killed in what has been described by police as a case of self-defense.

Just days prior, on Thursday, another deadly shooting took place in the Napier neighborhood on Fain Street. The altercation reportedly began between two men inside a car, which quickly escalated when one of them produced a firearm. Tragically, the gun discharged, striking the other man in the chest. The victim exited the vehicle and ultimately perished in a nearby yard.

The alleged shooter, identified as 30-year-old Timothy Gibbons Jr., has since been apprehended and charged with criminal homicide. Authorities believe he is responsible for the death of his family friend, Alan Howard. The investigations into these recent incidents remain ongoing, with authorities urging anyone with information to come forward.

As the community grapples with the aftermath of these violent events, concerns about safety and security within the Napier housing community persist. Residents are left seeking answers and solutions to prevent further tragedy from befalling their neighborhood. This story continues to develop, with updates expected as further details emerge.