Three people, including two brothers from the same family, were killed and four others were injured in a shooting inside an apartment in Nashville, Tennessee.
The shooting took place on Torbet Street just before 10 pm on Friday, with some media reports saying it began around 9.45 pm.
When officers arrived at the apartment, they found three dead and took four wounded to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Police said that the condition of the injured is stable.
Police told local media that six members of a family had been shot. One of the two suspects who entered the apartment by knocking on the front door was also shot.
As per reports, two of the family members killed in the shootout were teenage brothers. They were identified as 18-year-old Jacques Sherrell and 15-year-old and Tavarius Sherrell.
His 40-year-old mother, two sisters aged 16 and 20, and his 13-year-old brother were injured in the bullets.
There was no sign of any forced entry into the apartment, according to Nashville police officers, who said two guns were found at the crime scene.
Officers suspect the robbery has a motive for the shooting in the Nashville apartment.
Police said the two suspects went inside the apartment after knocking on the front door.
One of the suspects, 29-year-old Christian Johnson, died in the shooting. ABC affiliate WKRN-TV said Johnson was a convicted robber.
Kristin Mumford, a spokeswoman for the Police Department, told the media that investigators were working to determine what happened before the shooting, as WKRN reports.
“We are chasing some leads and also interviewing and talking to people. For anyone who has left the scene or has any knowledge of what happened inside the apartment, we want to talk to you very much.”
The incident follows two shootings at shopping malls in Washington and North Carolina during the Black Friday holiday. One person was seriously injured in a shooting at the Tacoma Mall in Washington.
Several people were injured in another shooting at a shopping mall in Durham, North Carolina.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /