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September 23, 2017

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Police say man jumps off balcony, survives shooting; 2 others dead

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A man was able to escape a shooting in an apartment by leaping off a second-floor balcony Friday.

The woman he was with could not, Metro Police said.

The shooting was reported about 8:30 p.m. on the 8000 block of Russell Road near Buffalo Drive. Police found the man who had jumped lying in the bushes, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. When they entered the apartment, police found the woman, dead from gunshots, and another man who appeared to have killed himself with a gunshot.

The initial investigation found that the suspected shooter had come home to find his wife with another man and began shooting, police said.

The man who jumped from the balcony was taken to University Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. Police said he is expected to survive.

This incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the homicide may contact Metro Police at 828-3521, or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or at

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