Posted on November 10, 2023

College Freshman Dies After Being Hit by Stray Bullet on Nashville Track: Police

Emily Shapiro, ABC, November 9, 2023

An 18-year-old college freshman has died after she was struck in the head by a stray bullet while walking on a track in Nashville, authorities said.

Jillian Ludwig was hospitalized in “extremely critical condition” after being shot Tuesday afternoon, and died overnight, Nashville police announced Thursday morning.

Shaquille Taylor, 29, was initially arrested and charged with aggravated assault and evidence tampering for allegedly shooting, police said. In the wake of Ludwig’s death, police said they are “in discussion with the District Attorney’s Office concerning modified charges.”

Taylor allegedly fired from across the street and was aiming at a car when a bullet struck Ludwig in the head as she walked on a track at Edgehill Community Memorial Gardens Park, police said.