Teen Killed in Apparent Shootout on Lemont Drive

16-year-old Henry Taylor was fatally shot in a suspected exchange of gunfire.

In a tragic incident that has shaken the local community, 16-year-old Henry C. Taylor lost his life on Monday night in what appears to have been a violent exchange of gunfire. The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Lemont Drive, prompting an immediate response from local law enforcement.

Upon arrival, officers discovered Taylor, a resident of Buchanan Street, lying in the street with a critical gunshot wound to his chest. Despite the swift action of emergency services, Taylor was pronounced dead after being transported to Skyline Medical Center.

Preliminary investigations by the Homicide Unit detectives suggest there was an apparent shootout involving separate parties, leading to this tragic outcome. As of now, the motive behind the shooting remains unclear, including why Taylor was present in the area at the time of the incident.

The police are actively seeking information from the public to help solve this case. They urge anyone with details about Taylor’s murder to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. In an effort to encourage community assistance, callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000 in homicide cases.

This incident has left the community in mourning, with many calling for action to address the ongoing issue of gun violence affecting young lives. As the investigation continues, law enforcement is committed to bringing justice for Henry Taylor and his grieving family.

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