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Nashville sees 7 homicides in 10 days

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  You can add Nashville to the list of American cities where the murder rate is up in 2016.

WKRN-TV reports there have been seven homicides in the past ten days.  Twenty-seven-year-old Brandon Jones is the latest victim, killed Sunday morning in the courtyard of the Sudekum Apartments in South Nashville.

Another victim, Christopher Sparks, who was killed Wednesday, was laid to rest Sunday.

Mayor Barry’s Office has called a special hearing on gun violence to be held October 18 just ahead of that night’s council meeting.