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The incident happened at around 9:30 p.m. at the Prestige Point Apartments in south Nashville. According to Metro Police, the male victim and his girlfriend were approached outside her apartment from behind by an unknown suspect who began firing a weapon at both victims, striking them several times.
Paramedics arrived on scene and transported the victims to Vanderbilt Medical Center. The man died as a result of the injuries he suffered from the shooting. The female is still in the care of Vanderbilt Hospital and is expected to survive her injuries.
Neighbors report seeing a grey/silver (newer model) Chevrolet Impala with a spoiler in the area during the shooting. They saw the vehicle driving slow in the parking lot shortly after the victims arrived at the location. The driver has been described as being a male black with what appeared to be dreadlocks. A passenger got out of the Impala and began walking to the general area of the shooting. After the shooting, they saw a subject fleeing on foot and run toward the Impala which then left the complex.
Police are still investigating and do not have a motive for the attack at this time. Anyone with information is urged to call police at 862-8600.
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Federal judge dismisses charter school suit
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Metro Nashville Board of Education brought by a charter school that was ordered to be closed because of poor student performance.
The Metro School Board voted in November to shut down Smithson Craighead Middle School because the charter school ranked among the worst academic performers in the state and was losing enrollment.
Afterward, the school and parents filed a class action lawsuit against the board of education arguing that the board violated their due process and equal protection rights.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp dismissed the lawsuit, rejecting the parents' claim that they would be forced to send their children to inferior schools and denying that the charter's rights were violated.
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