Homicide Spree Grips Nashville’s Napier Housing Community: Third Fatal Shooting in Four Days

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Napier housing community in Nashville has been shaken by a recent surge of violence, with the latest incident occurring on Sunday afternoon when a man was shot and killed. This tragic event marks the third homicide in the area within a span of four days.

The Metro Nashville Police Department responded to the shooting at Winfrey Street and Lewis Street near the Sudekum public housing community around 2:15 p.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered a man who had been shot and was found lying in the road. The victim was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, which also resulted in some homes being hit by bullets in the vicinity. This incident follows a shooting the day before, where a man was killed in what authorities are classifying as a case of self-defense.

Earlier in the week, another fatal shooting took place in the Napier neighborhood on Fain Street. The altercation reportedly began between two individuals in a vehicle, leading to one of them brandishing a firearm. Tragically, the gun discharged and struck the other man in the chest, resulting in his death after he staggered into a nearby yard.

The alleged shooter, identified as Timothy Gibbons Jr., was apprehended and charged with criminal homicide in connection with the death of his family friend, Alan Howard. The investigation into these incidents is ongoing, and authorities urge anyone with information to come forward to assist in bringing those responsible to justice.

As the community reels from these violent acts, residents and officials are working together to address the underlying issues that may be contributing to the recent spike in violence. The impact of these tragedies reverberates throughout the neighborhood, prompting calls for increased support and resources to prevent further loss of life.