Metro Police said a woman admitted to shooting her boyfriend in the leg because he was attacking her children.
The incident happened around 10 p.m. Saturday in an apartment along Buena Vista Pike in the Bordeaux area.
Police said the children were hurt, however, the extent of their injuries is unknown.
Investigators said the man who was shot was able to drive himself to the hospital and is expected to survive.
The case is still under investigation. So far, no one has been charged.