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People being wounded, including a 5 year old girl. Little Tamika Nelson and at least 3 other victims were caught in the crossfire of a running gun battle that witnesses say erupted without warning. This was the scene early Thursday on Charles E. Davis Boulevard off Murfreesboro Road. 5 people wounded in a shootout between 2 men that erupted in a courtyard full of people. Dnomyar Nelson's 5 year old daughter Tamika left the scene in an ambulance.
"She got grazed in her neck, grazed behind her ear, off her side and shot in her arm," says Nelson.
The little girl was rushed to Vanderbilt along with 2 men who were even more seriously wounded. A 3rd man believed to have been involved in the shooting drove himself to the hospital.
"We do have a weapon at the scene and several shell casings," says Metro Police Captain Ken Walburn. "Our ID unit is here and they'll be processing that evidence."
Police don't know what started the shooting. The light of day found neighbors less interested in what the beef was about than the fact the gunmen decided to fight it out with so many innocent people in harm's way.
"Why would you all shoot in the midst of a crows of kids like that with bullets," says neighbor Thomariskist Beck. "Bullets don't have eyes."
One of those bullets crashed through the window of Chemetria Jeffers' apartment. It's an apartment she shares with her 9 children. Jeffers says this neighborhood is not a safe place.
"It could have went in but luckily God was with my children and nothing happened to them," says Jeffers. "So Amen to that."
Residents fear there could be a next time and next time they won't be so lucky. Metro Police are still investigating, but have not made any arrests in this case. We're glad to report 5 year old Tamika Nelson was released from the hospital earlier today.
Friday, July 6 2012, 08:37 PM CDT
Pharmacist admits misbranding dialysis drugs
May 21, 2013 21:08 GMT
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Tennessee pharmacist has admitted distributing a misbranded Chinese-made drug that was given to kidney dialysis patients in Kansas.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 53-year-old Robert Harshbarger Jr., of Kingsport, Tenn., pleaded guilty Tuesday in Topeka to one count each of distributing a misbranded drug and health care fraud.
Harshbarger admitted that from 2004 to 2009, he substituted a cheaper Chinese import for an iron sucrose drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The drugs were given to patients of Kansas Dialysis Services. Prosecutors say there were no reports of harm, but patients were put at risk because the FDA could not assure the drugs' effectiveness and safety.
Harshbarger's plea deal calls for four years in prison, restitution of nearly $849,000 and a forfeiture of $425,000.
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