Metro police believe drugs, money and a possible robbery attempt are largely the motives behind shootings Saturday night as well as on Monday evening, leaving a total of seven people wounded.
The flare of violence began in Antioch around 9:30 Saturday night in the Kroger parking lot on Mt. View Road. There Jerome Dobbins, 30, and Lamont Thompson, 26, were both shot in the legs during an exchange of gunfire with people in another car. Their wounds were not critical. Police believe that shooting was drug related.
Later that same night, Maurice House, 22, was shot and wounded just before midnight when a man who witnesses said wore a hooded sweatshirt approached him near 12th Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue. House allegedly possessed marijuana and police said they found a large bag of more pot in his car.
On Monday evening, just after 7 p.m., three men were wounded in gunfire on South Seventh Street in the James Cayce public housing, which police said involved marijuana, money and possibly attempted robbery.
Jamahl Saunders, 25, was wounded in the shooting along with Derek Waters, also known as Carlos Dajuan Waters, 25, and Roderick Bone, 24.
Saunders suffered wounds to his torso and was unable to provide a statement to detectives. Police found Waters later outside a Main Street liquor store where, according to a police spokesman, he refused to cooperate with police.
Bone, 24, later showed up at Centennial Hospital with minor injuries and told police he was minding his own business when he was shot.
Finally, in another separate incident at 9:40 p.m. on Arthur Avenue, a 19-year-old was shot and wounded after he was involved in an apparent fistfight during a basketball game earlier that day. Investigators do not believe that shooting is connected to drugs.
The victim in that shooting received a non-critical wound to his calf.