Gunman kills one and injures five as he opens fire in Nashville coffee shop in front of mother and her baby – as police launch manhunt for suspect

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • The incident was reportedly called in at around 3:03pm local time at Roasted Salemtown, a brunch place on Garfield Street 
  • According to police, one person has been killed by gunfire, while four others have been injured, with police saying that they are not critical 
  • Metro Nashville Police Department have said that the suspect is still on the loose but there is no danger to the public 

At least one person is dead and five others are injured after an Easter Sunday shooting at a coffee shop in the Germantown section of Nashville, according to police.

The incident was reportedly called in at around 3:03pm local time at Roasted Salemtown, a brunch place on Garfield Street.

According to police, one person has been killed by gunfire, while five others have been shot, with police saying that they are not critical.

‘A total of eight persons were transported from the scene, one of them deceased, 5 others confirmed gunshot victims, one other with a scratch, the cause of which we’re not sure of at this point, and then one person who wanted to go to the hospital due to a panic attack,’ Metro Police spokesperson Don Aaron said. 

Aaron added that the person suffering a panic attack was a pregnant woman. 

At least one person is dead and five others are injured after an Easter Sunday shooting at a coffee shop in the Germantown section of Nashville, according to police, who say this photo is of the suspect who fled the scene

At least one person is dead and four others are injured after an Easter Sunday shooting at a coffee shop in the Germantown section of Nashville. Police posted this photo of the suspect to social media

At least one person is dead and four others are injured after an Easter Sunday shooting at a coffee shop in the Germantown section of Nashville. Police posted this photo of the suspect to social media

Mercedes GLS 450

Police posted photos of the suspect and the Mercedes GLS 450 he fled the scene in

Metro Nashville Police Department have said that the suspect is still on the loose but there is no danger to the public. 

They posted photos of the suspect on social media holding a gun and said he fled the scene in a Mercedes GLS 450. 

‘Detectives are working to determine the motive for this gunman opening fire during Sunday brunch at Roasted on Garfield St,’ they wrote.

A woman who apparently went out to eat at Roasted Sunday tweeted out: ‘I tired to take my baby out to eat at Roasted and a man got killed in front of us! What the f*** Nashville!’ 

She claimed that what began as a fight eventually turned into gunfire and at least one employee was shot. 

Aaron largely confirmed this version of the story, saying that the gunman arrived minutes before the shooting took place.

He said the man got into an altercation before pulling out a pistol and firing several shots. 

Police said that it’s not clear that the people involved in the shooting knew each other before the incident. 

At least one person is dead and four others are injured after an Easter Sunday shooting at a coffee shop in the Germantown section of Nashville

At least one person is dead and four others are injured after an Easter Sunday shooting at a coffee shop in the Germantown section of Nashville

The incident was reportedly called in at around 3:03pm local time at Roasted, a brunch place on Garfield Street

‘We have officers with victims at at least three hospitals interviewing them about what they saw initially,’ Aaron said. 

Nashville’s Democrat Mayor Freddie O’Connell posted a statement to social media Sunday. 

‘Tragically, Easter was disrupted by gun violence in my neighborhood at one of our wonderful small businesses. @MNPDNashvillehas the area secured, and @NashvilleFD EMS has taken care of victims. My heart goes out to those who had their holiday disrupted by gun violence,’ he said.

Notably, Saturday was the one-year anniversary of the shooting that killed three students and three teachers at a Nashville private school. 

DailyMail.com has reached out to both the Metro Nashville Police Department and Nashville Fire Department, as well as Roasted for comment.

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