NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A mother was shot early Sunday morning at a south Nashville home and later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
According to police, 33-year-old Olympia Hobbs was with her two children, ages 13 and 5, at a house in the 200 block of Hopewood Court, off Nolensville Pike, when the shooting took place.
Police said the suspect knocked on the door to the house around 2 a.m. and when Hobbs answered the door she was shot.
One of the children called emergency officials to tell them of the shooting. Hobbs reportedly died a couple of hours later during surgery.
The Department of Children’s Services was called out to the home to figure out the care of her two children. Police said they are now with relatives.
According to officers at the scene, Hobbs was able to communicate with police right after she was shot, but she refused to do so and would not give any suspect information. Police told News 2 the way in which she opened the door was not a way someone would open the door for a stranger.
This led officers to think she may have known the suspect.
Officers are canvassing the neighborhood in hopes of learning more information.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.