Tragic Shooting at Bakertown Road Leaves Three Wounded

Emilio Ramirez Lopez identified as the shooter in Sunday's tragic incident.
Public Safety

In a harrowing incident that unfolded on Sunday afternoon, three individuals were wounded in a shooting at an apartment in the Baker Station complex on Bakertown Road. The assailant, identified as 25-year-old Emilio Ramirez Lopez, turned the gun on himself after the attack, resulting in his death. The sequence of events has left the community in shock and mourning.

The victims of this tragic incident include Lopez’s 31-year-old ex-girlfriend, her 7-year-old son, and the ex-girlfriend’s 21-year-old cousin. Authorities have reported that the 31-year-old woman is currently in critical condition at Vanderbilt Hospital. Her son and the 21-year-old cousin are in stable condition, providing a glimmer of hope amidst the tragedy. Miraculously, the 21-year-old’s infant daughter, who was also present in the apartment at the time of the shooting, was not harmed.

According to the 7-year-old boy, the terrifying ordeal began when his mother and her cousin stepped out to take the trash to a dumpster. Lopez, seizing the opportunity, knocked on the door and entered the apartment. He then waited for the women to return before initiating the shooting. It has been disclosed that Lopez had previously lived with them in the apartment, hinting at a complex and troubled history that led to this devastating outcome.

The police are currently investigating Lopez’s death as a suspected suicide. As the community grapples with the aftermath of this violence, questions about the motives and circumstances leading up to the incident remain. This tragic event highlights the urgent need for addressing domestic violence and mental health issues within the community.

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