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Nashville Woman Fatally Shot By Mystery Gunman In Sports Car, Police Search For Leads

Debbie Boone and her teen daughter were caught in the crossfire of a shooting after an unidentified gunman riding in a black Dodge Challenger allegedly opened fire on the SUV they were riding in.  

By Dorian Geiger

Police are scrambling to identify the driver of a black sports car they said opened fire on another vehicle and killed a 37-year-old mother. 

Debbie Boone was fatally shot while traveling in an acquaintance’s SUV on Sunday, police said.

The Nashville mother and her 14-year-old daughter were returning home from a late-night trek to a local convenience store on May 3 when they spotted a woman they knew, according to investigators. The mother-daughter pair asked for a ride back to their apartment complex and the woman obliged. 

Debbie Boone Pd

Moments later, at approximately 2 a.m., an unknown shooter in a black Dodge Charger allegedly began firing at the woman’s GMC Yukon near the intersection of Clarksville Pike and 26th Avenue North in North Nashville.

“After traveling a short distance, someone in a dark colored car started shooting at the Yukon,” police said in a statement. 

The Tennessee mother was rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. The SUV’s driver and Boone's 14-year-old daughter were not harmed in the incident. There’s no current motive in the shooting.

Dodge Challenger

“It remains unclear why the gunman opened fire on the Yukon,” police added. 

The Dodge Challenger’s driver is believed to have been wearing a Nike brand “Just Do It,” t-shirt. Investigators also said the black car had a “green air freshener” hanging from its rear view window. It’s unclear if there were other passengers in the sports coupe.

A spokesperson for the Nashville Metro Police Department didn’t immediately respond to Oxygen.com’s request for comment on Thursday. 

Anyone with information related to Boone’s murder is asked to call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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