26-year-old nurse shot, killed along I-440 in Nashville


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 26-year-old nurse was found shot and killed inside an SUV along Interstate 440 in Nashville Thursday night.

A Metro Parks officer discovered the nurse’s gray Mazda CX-5 in the westbound lanes between the Hillsboro Pike and West End Avenue exits just before 9 p.m.

The officer stopped to assist the vehicle, believing it was a single-vehicle crash, but then discovered bullets had been fired into the SUV, according to Metro police.

(Photo: WKRN)

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity was not immediately released.

Investigators are asking anyone traveling I-440 Thursday night during the 8 p.m. hour who may have seen something out of the ordinary to call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

The roadway was closed to traffic while investigators processed the scene. It reopened around 3 a.m.

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