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A violent scenario unfolded Thursday, Sept. 6, when a man and woman were shot outside of the Kiddieland Day Nursery on Chapel Street.
A Clarksville Police Department press release stated, “We have no reason to believe the nursery was targeted in the shooting,” and the nursery responded swiftly to ensure the safety of all children and employees.
Travis Lamont Skelton was arrested in conjunction with the shooting and was then charged with two counts of aggravated assault.
According to The Leaf Chronicle, the two victims have been identified as Cedrick Outlaw, 25, and Nakita Butler, 22.
The Leaf Chronicle also states Butler was dropping off her children at the daycare center when Skelton—identified as the father of Butler’s two children—and Outlaw—her new boyfriend—got into an argument in the street in front of the nursery.
When Butler intervened, Skelton allegedly fired four shots hitting both Butler and Outlaw.
According to the press release, Outlaw was “shot in the arm, hand, and the head was grazed” during the confrontation.
Outlaw was later Lifeflighted with non-life-threatening injuries to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Butler was shot in the hand and transported to Gateway Medical Center via ambulance.
As of the time of the press release, both victims were in stable condition.
Skelton has been booked into the Montgomery County Jail and bond is set at $100,000.