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Couple shot dead with BB gun outside theater


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A Bellevue man and his wife say they want answers after they were shot with bb guns on Sunday night.

The couple said they were walking along an AMC theater sidewalk after a movie when a car suddenly appeared, and the next thing they knew, BBS was coming straight at them.

It started like any other night; Lee Aker and his wife were leaving an AMC theater in Bellevue after a late night movie.

“We walked around those columns, and I kind of looked around, and then we started walking in that direction,” Lee said.

But, after only a few steps, Lee heard something strange.

“I heard what I thought was just crushed trash,” Lees said.

Seconds later, Lee realized the noise was something else.

“I turned around, and my wife was walking to the side, holding her face and saying, I got hit, and she said it was a pellet gun or a BB gun or something,” said Lee.

Lee immediately saw that the shots were coming from a speeding Nissan Altima.

“I saw them come here to the stop sign, take a right, then they came back behind the theater,” Lees said.

The Pellets left traces that are now red marks on Lee’s wife, Jessica.

“It hit her in the cheekbone, and another hit her in the arm.”

Jessica reported what happened to the Metro Police, but Lee said they were unable to obtain a license plate number or find out who was inside the car.

“Obviously it’s scary because as a husband I wasn’t behind her. If this had been a real situation, I just can’t imagine what would have happened and I don’t want to think of this. way,” Lees said.

For Lee and Jessica, late-night movies are now out of the question until they get some answers.

After at least three reports of people being shot with rubber bullets and BB guns in the past few months, News4 asked Metro Police what was being done to stop this, but they said they did not see an increase in these incidents.

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