NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville Metro Councilman was reportedly found at a gas station Wednesday night suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. That's according to NewsChannel5 in Nashville.
They report District 1 Councilman Loniel Greene, Junior was found behind a West Nashville gas station around 10:00 Wednesday night.
According to the NewsChannel5 report, police say surveillance video shows Greene pulling up to the gas station on Oceola Avenue as two young men leaving. Greene then reportedly walked up to them. Minutes later, witnesses reported hearing several gunshots.
Officers say Greene walked back to his car and collapsed. He was later found by another driver.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry released the following statement in response to the shooting:
“Late last night, I visited Vanderbilt University Medical Center where Councilman Loniel Greene, Jr. was receiving treatment for wounds resulting from a shooting. I have been assured that the wounds are not life threatening and I am hoping and praying for a full and speedy recovery.
“I am confident that the Police Department is doing everything in their power to identify and capture the people responsible."
Greene is still in the hospital where he remains in stable condition.
Greene's family thanked the community for its thoughts and prayers, and said he's recovering comfortably.