Nashville police identified the victim of a fatal North Nashville shooting as Christopher L. Webber, 25, of Nashville.
The shooting happened near Fisk University and Andrew Jackson Courts apartments and was reported around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. It was near the intersection of Jackson Street and 16th Avenue North in the city’s Hope Gardens neighborhood.
North Precinct officers were nearby when they heard the shots fired and found the victim inside of a black Mercedes, which crashed into a building. The car was riddled with multiple bullet holes.
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The investigation shows that a gunman fired into Webber’s car after he drove into an alley, police said. He then put the car into reverse and fired back.
Webber was shot multiple times and police said they attempted to treat him at the scene. Witnesses at the scene said they heard at least six shots fired.
Webber died shortly after arriving at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, according to police.
Police said no suspect is in custody, as of Wednesday evening. No other injuries were reported at the scene. MNPD Homicide Unit Detective James Davis is leading the investigation.
This is a developing story.
Natalie Neysa Alund is based in Nashville at The Tennessean and covers breaking news across the south for the USA TODAY Network. Reach her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @nataliealund.
This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Police ID man fatally shot near Fisk University; suspect still on the loose