Nashville police are warning local residents to be careful as they search for two suspected killers. A string of shootings in the same area have caused officials to question if the crimes are connected. Residents are being encouraged to stay in groups and be aware of their surroundings.
In just over a week, four innocent people have been shot in the East Nashville area. The first was on August 8th when a 39-year-old woman was shot while walking her dog. Tuesday, 31-year-old Kendall Rice was gunned down and killed while walking to catch a bus to work and early Friday morning, 30-year-old Jaime Sarrantonio and 33-year-old Bartley Teal were killed during a robbery when they left a convenience store.
"These are two just senseless, cold-blooded homicides," said Don Aaron, public affairs manager of the Metropolitan Police Department of Nashville & Davidson County. The suspects dumped the stolen belongings from Friday morning's murders in a north Nashville alley.