Police are looking for answers in two separate Monday morning shootings, one in Antioch and another in south Nashville.
They don’t know what drove a man to pour gasoline onto the outside wall of an Antioch gas station and set fire to it. Police are also searching for three men who tried to rob a poker game on Shaylin Loop in south Nashville.
At 3:45 a.m. Monday, Metro police responded to a shots-fired call at the Shell station at 220 Crossing Place. Apparently, when the fire the man set went out on its own, the suspect fired shots into the gas station, causing damage. He also fired shots at a deliveryman at a nearby business but missed. The suspect is described only as a short, stocky man wearing all black, including a black ski mask.
The Nashville Fire Department is looking into the arson aspect of the case.
Earlier, around 1 a.m. Monday, a man knocked on a door in the 1000 block of Shaylin Loop while a poker game was going on inside. When a resident recognized the man and opened the door for him, three other armed men rushed the door and tried to force their way into the home.
Someone in the house tried to shut the door on the men, but during the struggle a round went off, hitting a man inside the home in the rear shoulder.
The suspects, described only as three black men, fled in a car described as a black and sliver Toyota Camry or Nissan Maxima. The man with the shotgun wore a bandana over his face.
The victim was taken by private vehicle to Baptist Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police encourage anyone with details in either case to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.