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Clarksville Nightclub Shooting Leaves 19-Year-Old Paralyzed

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Clarksville Nightclub Shooting Leaves 19-Year-Old Paralyzed

CREATED May 1, 2014

by Emily Luxen

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A shooting at a Clarksville nightclub has left a teenage girl paralyzed, and her family asking for justice.

Officials with the Clarksville Police Department said the shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday, at the Red Zone nightclub on College Street. A fight broke out on the dance floor, and an unknown person fired several shots into the crowd, and then took off. Shane Lair, 18, was shot in the back of the arm, April Madison, 19, was shot in the back, and a third juvenile victim was shot in the shoulder.

Two of the victims were treated and released from area hospitals, while Madison is now paralyzed from the waist down and remains at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“She is in real good spirits,” said Marvin Madison, April’s father. “I think she is stronger than I am. I don’t think I would be able to handle this as well as she has. She is a strong young lady.”

Marvin Madison said April will be transferred to Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, where she will undergo additional therapy for the next six months to a year.

“We believe in the Lord,” said Madison. “We believe in miracles, and we think anything can happen.”

No arrests have been made, but Clarksville police are looking for a man with outstanding warrants who was believed to be in the club at the time of the shooting, Arxavier Osborne,19. Taivaun Bell, 19, was also believed to be at the club, and has since been arrested on aggravated burglary charges.

Clarksville police are requesting anyone who has any information in regards to this incident, including any cell phone videos of what happened, to call Detective Nick Newman at 931-648-0656 Ext. 5340 or, to the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).

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