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US: 2 injured in drive-by capturing whereas getting back from funeral of lady who was shot lifeless

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At least two folks have been injured in a drive-by capturing in Nashville within the United States whereas strolling out of a church after attending the funeral of a lady who was shot lifeless.

Nashville, Tenn,UPDATED: Nov 27, 2022 07:40 IST

The capturing “appears to be some type of beef between two groups of people, police said. (Photo: AP)

By Associated Press: A drive-by shooting in Nashville on Saturday injured two people as they and others were walking out of church from the funeral of a woman who was fatally shot earlier this month, according to police.

Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson Don Aaron said the afternoon shooting occurred outside New Season Church, where a funeral service had just ended for 19-year-old Terriana Johnson. The hearse was parked out front with the rear door open and people were filing out of church as the shots began, Aaron said.

Police say they are on the lookout for a black late-model Honda Civic with a temporary tag, from which one shooter or more fired as the car passed by, hitting an 18-year-old woman in the leg and a 25-year-old man in the pelvis. Neither were considered life-threatening injuries, Aaron said.

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Some attendees of the funeral services for Johnson — who was not a member of the church that was hosting — were armed and fired back at the car, Aaron said.

Authorities remain on the lookout for a 17-year-old charged with criminal homicide in Johnson’s fatal shooting on Nov. 14 at Watkins Park. Police allege that the teen opened fire on a car in which Johnson was riding after Johnson and the suspect’s sister were involved in a fight moments earlier.

Aaron said the shooting “appears to be some type of beef between two groups of people,” however not essentially between members of the 2 households.

“This was just a brazen shooting,” Aaron instructed reporters. “These persons have no regard for human life at all.”

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Nov 27, 2022