An investigation continued after masked men kidnapped a man while trying to steal his dogs, and another person was shot twice at the same home near Hermitage at the Davidson County line.
According to Wilson County sheriff’s Capt. Scott Moore, on March 31 just after 9 p.m., deputies went to the 600 block of General Kershaw Drive after reports of gunshots. When deputies arrived at the home, they found a man shot in the left knee and right leg. Deputies said he was unable to say whether the suspects left or were still there. A deputy applied a tourniquet to his left leg until paramedics arrived and took him to an area hospital, said Moore.
Moore said a detective en route to the home saw a Black man walking down the street not far from the home.
“Upon contact, the Black male stated that he was at the residence where the shooting occurred, securing his dogs in the kennel,” Moore said April 1. “He stated two men approached him wearing masks and stated they were going to steal his dogs.”
According to Moore, the victim told detectives the masked men then fired multiple shots, grabbed him and forced him inside their vehicle. Shortly after they left the home, the suspects threw him out of the car around the intersection of General Kershaw Drive and Saundersville Road.
Detectives said there was a “very active investigation” ongoing, and they would release further information as it became available. As of April 2, it was unclear whether the suspects took the dogs during the kidnapping.
Contact the Wilson County sheriff’s detectives at 615-444-1412 with information related to the crimes.