Police ID man fatally shot near Fisk University; suspect still on the loose

Nashville police identified the victim of a fatal North Nashville shooting as Christopher L. Webber, 25, of Nashville. 

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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.



a car parked on the side of a road: Metro Nashville police are on scene investigating a fatal shooting near Fisk University and Andrew Jackson Courts apartments Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020.


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Metro Nashville police are on scene investigating a fatal shooting near Fisk University and Andrew Jackson Courts apartments Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020.

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.

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Nashville police investigating after man found fatally shot near Fisk University

Metro Nashville police are investigating a fatal shooting near Fisk University and Andrew Jackson Courts apartments.

Nashville police investigate fatal shooting near Fisk University

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The shooting was reported about 12:20 p.m. Wednesday 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 his car, which crashed into a building. The car was riddled with multiple bullet holes. 



a car parked on the side of a road: Metro Nashville police are on scene investigating a fatal shooting near Fisk University and Andrew Jackson Courts apartments Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020.


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Metro Nashville police are on scene investigating a fatal shooting near Fisk University and Andrew Jackson Courts apartments Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020.

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The victim, who had been shot multiple times, was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Witnesses at the scene said they heard at least six shots fired. Police were investigating in an alleyway near the apartment complex.

Police said no suspect is in custody. 

No other injuries were reported at the scene.

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.

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