Four Days of Gun Violence in Tennessee

This is what just four days of gun violence in Tennessee looks like.  This list is based only on stories reported by the media, meaning it is likely an undercount. Not all shootings are reported by the press.

Four days
15 shooting incidents
13 injuries
6 fatalities

Monday – Marshall County – 2 Fatalities
Peter Michael Fantoni went to his soon-to-be ex-wife’s house and shot her four times before shooting himself. Fantoni had warrants out of Maury County and Columbia Police Department and had reportedly been out of state for a few weeks. Investigators believe Fantoni flew to Nashville and rented a car to drive to Marshall County.

Monday – Nashville – 1 Injury
One man is in critical condition after a shooting in Madison. Police found a 27-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition.

Monday – Collierville – 1 Fatality
The Collierville Police Department was called to a home because of a possibly suicidal man with a gun. Officers went to the back of the home where they asked the 59-year-old man to drop his weapon. When he did not, an officer shot and killed him.

Monday – Nashville – 1 Injury
Investigators are responding to Wash Tub Coin Laundry on Murfreesboro Pike where one man was found shot. The shooting was believed to have happened at the Cube Smart Storage facility next door, and investigators are trying to find a crime scene.

Sunday – Memphis – 3 Injuries
Memphis Police are investigating a triple shooting in the 2300 block of Chelsea Avenue. Three victims were shot and taken to Regional One in critical condition. Police believe the shooter is possibly known to the victims.

Sunday – Chattanooga – 2 Injuries
A police officer and another person were shot at a Chattanooga Waffle House early Sunday morning. The search for the shooter continues.

Sunday – Memphis – 1 Fatality
Memphis Police are searching for two suspects after a man was shot and later pronounced dead. The victim was taken to Regional One in critical condition but did not survive. Police say there are two possible suspects.

Saturday – Memphis – 1 Fatality
A man died after being shot on his motorcycle on I-240 in Memphis Saturday night, according to police. Investigators said the suspected shooter was possibly driving a dark-colored vehicle.

Saturday – Chattanooga – 2 Injuries
Two 13-year-old boys were shot, allegedly by a 14-year-old boy, shortly before 10 p.m., not long after headliner Macklemore took the main stage on the final night of the Riverbend music festival.

Saturday – Memphis – 1 Injury
A man was walking down the street when someone came up to him and opened fire. It’s unclear if the shooter was driving or walking, and police haven’t released a possible motive.

Saturday – Nashville – 1 Fatality
Metro police are investigating a fatal shooting at a hotel near Nashville International Airport. Officers said they are actively searching for two men who shot another man. One of the two suspects shot the victim.

Friday – Dyersburg – 1 Injury
Police in Dyersburg, Tennessee say a 16-year-old was shot Friday night, and one person is in custody. A large crowd of people had gathered and a dispute broke out. Several shots were fired and one of them struck the victim in the arm. A 19-year-old was arrested in connection to the shooting.

Friday – Nashville – 1 Injury
Police responding to a call found a man suffering from a gunshot wound at the intersection of Clay Street and 16th Avenue in North Nashville. The victim was transferred to Vanderbilt Hospital. No word on suspects.

Friday – Memphis – 1 Injury
A Shelby County corrections deputy is in the hospital fighting for her life after being shot by her 15-year-old daughter a day after graduating from the Corrections Officer Academy. The teen is being charged with first-degree attempted murder and aggravated assault after the incident.

Friday – Nashville – 1 Injury
According to Metro Police, a man was shot on Jefferson Street and taken to the hospital with a gun shot wound. There is currently no word on any suspects at this time.


Tennessee is 11th in the nation for firearm mortality
Tennessee is 7th in the nation for firearm homicide
Tennessee is 8th in the nation for African American homicide
Tennessee is 5th in the nation for women murdered by men
On average, 1.9 Tennesseans take their own life with a gun every day
Tennessee was ranked 7th for the highest costs associated with firearm injuries at $8 billion, according to 2014 data and adjusted for 2018 dollars.
Gun violence costs Tennesseans an average of $1,248 per person.