Good morning, Nashville. Metro Police are continuing to investigate Wednesday night’s shooting at Centennial Park that left one juvenile with a gunshot wound to his knee. The whole thing started when a group of kids gathered near the Parthenon while Movies In The Park was going on and eventually began throwing gang signs. Metro’s Gang Unit is still trying to get to the bottom of it, even checking into whether or not it was related to the Wave Country fiasco on Monday. Interestingly enough, as we mentioned yesterday, the group of kids seemed to be using the Twitter hashtag #MITP to warn about the violence beforehand. Though police didn’t see all the tweets until afterwards, they’re actively investigating those ties.
- CJ2K on deck. In happier Twitter news, you may have missed Titan Chris Johnson launching his rap career on Twitter yesterday, which we feel is one of our favorite things on the entire internet this week. Have a listen!
- Does it get better? Despite employment numbers steadily improving in most parts of the country, it still seems to be getting worse in Tennessee’s largest cities. Gov. Haslam did sign a new bill this week extending unemployment benefits for folks who have been out of work for more than 79 weeks, and the benefits are retroactive for anyone who was previously cut off.
- Bits & pieces. Lance Armstrong will be coming to town to take part in the Harpeth River Ride … The Metro Action Commission is really in need of donations to keep their energy assistance program up and running this summer for folks who can’t afford A/C … Some lady who was drunk and also texting while driving crashed into a utility pole and knocked out power to most of Shelbyville last night.
Photo by Eva Maria.