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Caitlyn Marie Kaufman left at 7 p.m. Thursday night at St. Thomas West Hospital when he was shot
A Nashville nurse on her way to work this week died on the freeway. Caitlyn Marie Kaufman, 26, was driving her Mazda CX-5 SUV at 7 p.m. Shift at St. Thomas West Hospital Thursday night when someone opened fire on her vehicle, Nashville police said in a news release Friday.
Chicora native and BC3 nursing graduate, Caitlyn Marie Kaufman, was shot and killed Thursday evening while driving to work at St. Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
— Butler Eagle (@ButlerEagle) December 5, 2020
Kaufman was traveling on I-440 West at the time, and police said her car stopped on the side of the freeway between the Hillsboro Pike and West End Avenue exits. Just before 9 p.m., a Metro Parks agent stopped by to search the car. She mistook it for a single car accident and found that Kaufman had been shot.
According to an expedition file, the car had bullet holes and was still in motion when the officer found it.
When the officer called for help, Kaufman died instantly.
Investigators currently believe that Kaufman escaped promptly at 7 p.m. Shift, and this session took place between 6 p.m. and at 6.30 p.m.
Police Capt. Tyler Chandler, from nearby Mount Juliet, urged anyone with information to share with Nashville police.
“Terrible. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones,” Chandler tweeted. “If you have any information, however trivial it may be, please let us know at @MNPDNashville. Sometimes even the smallest information helps solve a case.”
According to his Facebook profile, Kaufman has worked at St. Thomas West Hospital since December 2018 and was originally from Chicora, Pennsylvania.
No suspects were named in the shooting and details remain scarce as detectives investigate.