Metro Police detectives in Nashville are on the hunt for a man allegedly responsible for a disturbing incident of gunfire in the Cumberland View neighborhood that left a teenager and a young child injured.
The incident unfolded on September 11, when, according to Metro Police, a 16-year-old was injured, and a 6-year-old was grazed by a bullet as they disembarked from their school bus.
The 16-year-old was subsequently transported to Vanderbilt Pediatrics with a gunshot wound to the right shoulder, while the 6-year-old received treatment after being taken to Centennial Hospital by a private vehicle for a graze wound to the back.
The wanted suspect in this case is 22-year-old Sylvester Buford, who stands accused of discharging gunshots toward the group of children at the intersection of 26th Ave. North and Dowlan Street. Simultaneously, a passenger in a white Honda Accord also opened fire on the children and Buford as the vehicle drove by.
Authorities believe Buford's gunfire was directly responsible for the injuries sustained by the young victims. In light of these circumstances, detectives have obtained warrants for his arrest, charging him with aggravated assault and two counts of reckless endangerment.
Law enforcement is urging anyone with information regarding Sylvester Buford's whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.