Man shot 3 times leaving club

Monday, July 13, 2009 at 10:39am
Staff reports

A 22-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot three times early Monday morning after leaving a south Nashville club, according to Metro Police.

The man was at LAX Lounge next to Regent's Bank on Murfreesboro Road near Spence Lane. He had parked in the adjacent Regent's parking lot.

He and an unidentified female were walking to their cars around 3 a.m. when the man was shot in the bank parking lot.

The witness told News2 there were no words exchanged or any type of altercation between the man and anybody else at the club.

The victim is in critical condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

6 Comments on this post:

By: pandabear on 7/13/09 at 10:21

The shooter must have been one of those
legally carrying, resposible permit holders the
restaurant and bar owners are afraid of ...

By: localboy on 7/13/09 at 11:13

...yes, he panicked when he saw the couple approaching him in what he might have deemed a threatening manner and took preemptive action before further escalation could take place...

By: courier37027 on 7/13/09 at 11:13

Regent's Bank? Is there a bank with that name? I know a former Amsouth now Regions Bank is near that location.

Regardless, as we know only great things can happen at 3 a.m. in that area of town.

By: SirKnight on 7/14/09 at 9:53

Well-played, panda and local!! ;oP

By: TITAN1 on 7/14/09 at 10:59

courier, yes, there is a Regents bank as well as Regions.

By: Curmudgeon on 7/14/09 at 5:33

Would shooters be less likely to shoot at people coming out of bars if there was any chance that they (or someone else coming or going to/from the bar) might be armed? It would seem to me that the last thing an illegal shooter would like to encounter would be an armed, and trained (by law, to get a permit), carry permit holder. Now that we have a clear carry-permit law... let's create "free-shooting zones" - in (and around) our restaurants, bars, parks, and other public areas. Of course, EVERYONE (including illegal shooters) will be observing these new "no-carry" sites!!! Can you sense my sarcasm???