Friends take gunshot victim to park

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at 12:30am
Staff reports

Metro Police detectives are investigating why an Indiana man's friends took the gunshot victim to a north Nashville park instead of a hospital.

Brian Miles, 33, was hit by gunfire Tuesday afternoon during a prearranged meeting to sell vehicle accessories, according to police. Two men with Miles drove him to Cedar Hill Park and called police.

The two men reported that the trio drove from Evansville to Nashville to sell vehicle accessories, and that shots were fired during the 12:40 p.m. meeting with several other persons behind an unoccupied duplex on Oakdell Avenue.

Police say the scenario of events given by Miles’ friends, which suggests robbery as a motive for the gunfire, is under investigation.

Miles was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was in critical condition late Tuesday.

2 Comments on this post:

By: rcotoy on 8/12/09 at 9:25

They must have been looking for a safe place? I guess news made it to Evansville that Nashville parks are to be a gun free zone. If only those restaurants that ban guns would advertise it, these guys could have stopped there instead.

By: rwjacksr on 8/12/09 at 11:00

Advertising a gun free resturant is like saying Calling all druggies, come rob us we do not allow guns here.