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Forrest Street fatal shooting victim identified

The victim in the fatal shooting on Forrest Street Wednesday March 13 has been identified as Carmen E. Simmons, 18, of Christiana.

Murfreesboro Police officers responded to the 400 block of Forrest Street, at approximately 9:44 p.m., to a report of a female possibly not breathing.

Upon arrival, officers found Simmons suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.

Simmons was taken to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

“The victim died from a gunshot wound,” said police Detective Sgt. Tommy Massey. “However, the manner of death is still unknown.”

Detectives have interviewed possible witnesses and are trying to figure out how Simmons sustained the gunshot wound.

The investigation is still on-going.

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