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Nashville police: 3 dead, 4 wounded in apartment shooting

November 27, 2021 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A shooting in a Tennessee apartment left three people dead, including a suspect, police said Saturday. Four other people were wounded.

Six members of a family were shot at the Nashville apartment Friday night, including a 15-year-old and 18-year-old who were both killed, police said in a statement.

Also killed in the shooting was suspect Christian Akail Johnson, 29, of Nashville. According to the survivors, Johnson and another individual entered the residence with guns after knocking on the front door, investigators said. Robbery is among the motives being considered, police said.

The statement from police did not indicate the whereabouts of the second suspect.

Police identified the others who died as brothers Zacquez Sherrell, 18, and Tavarius Sherrell, 15.

Four others were wounded: their 40-year-old mother, two sisters ages 16 and 20, and a 13-year-old brother. All were expected to recover, the statement said.

Three guns were recovered from inside the apartment.