The gunmen was only described as a black male wearing a long black coat with a hood and a gray checkered shirt.
Reports say someone knocked on a door in Clarksville, Tenn. and opened fire. Joseph Bankston, 2, was killed at the scene. His mother's boyfriend, 22-year-old Brandon Jimenez, was also shot and remains hospitalized in critical condition.
The boy's grandmother was also at the home at the time of the shooting.
Reports say two-year-old Bankston was shot in the head.
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Police are searching for a suspect after a shooting killed a 2-year-old boy and critically injured a man Sunday night.
Clarksville police spokeswoman Natalie Hall told News 2 it happened in the 900 block of Princeton Drive at 11:10 p.m.
The 2-year-old, identified as Joseph Bankston, died at the scene. Police said the toddler would’ve turned three later this month,
The man, identified as Brandon Jimenez, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. The 22-year-old was last listed in critical condition.
The circumstances of the shooting have yet to be released.
Police told News 2 even though they investigate a lot of crimes, when a child is involved it is especially heart-breaking.
“Well, it is devastating for any first responder. To see a small child in that type of situation,” said Officer Hall.
Neighbor Kurstie Lane lives a few houses away from the shooting. She has a 2-year-old son and says the crime happened too close to home.
“The fact that it is only three homes down is a little bit more concerning to me because it’s right here at home. It’s in my back yard,” said Lane.
The suspect was described as a black man wearing a long black coat with a hood and a gray checkered shirt. He was last seen driving a maroon Chevrolet Impala LS.
Witnesses said the vehicle may have had a loud engine and tinted windows.
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