12-year-old driver, teen passenger fatally shot in stolen truck, Tennessee cops say
A 12-year-old was behind the wheel of a stolen pickup truck driving a freeway in Tennessee when gunfire rang out early Tuesday.
The driver and a 14-year-old passenger were killed in the shooting and two other teenagers were injured, according to Nashville police.
The shooting took place just after 3:15 a.m. on Interstate 24 near Nashville on Tuesday, police said in a press release. Four teenagers aged 12 to 16 were in the stolen Ford F-150.
Police believe the 16-year-old was responsible for the shooting and hit the driver and the 14-year-old in the back seat.
The alleged gunman and another 14-year-old also suffered gunshot wounds and were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment, police said.
Authorities said they recovered a stolen pistol from the truck.
The vehicle was stolen on November 19 when the keys were left inside, according to police.
The shooting is under investigation.
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