Nashville police investigate 2 slayings at gas stations

July 23, 2022 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police are investigating two separate fatal shootings that occurred at gas stations Friday night.

Police said the first killing at a Thornton’s station at 7:25 p.m. was a “targeted murder,” according to a media release. A gunman shot and killed 23-year-old Kentrail Williams at the station on Eagle View Boulevard. Police said the gunman waited until Williams exited the store and opened fire, then fled in a white sedan. Williams died shortly after arriving at a hospital.

Later that night, 28-year-old Courtlyn Hendricks was involved in an exchange of gunfire and was shot, Nashville Police said. Investigators said Hendricks was parked at a Mapco gas station on Gallatin Pike South at 11 p.m. when a car blocked his vehicle in and began shooting. Henricks returned fire but was shot and died later at a hospital.

Nashville Police said anyone with information on the shootings should call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.