3 plead guilty to Nashville gang shootout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Three men have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a gang shootout in Nashville where at least 100 rounds of ammunition were fired in broad daylight near a day care center and city park. One man was killed.

Finis Lewis, Quinten Smith and Corey Lynn Smith pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to various firearms and other charges. They will be sentenced Dec. 1 and face prison terms ranging from 36 months to 80 months.

Lewis and Corey Lynn Smith were shot in the gun battle, which occurred at 2:45 p.m. July 11 near the popular Hadley Park. Prosecutors said nearby homes and an occupied vehicle were hit by gunfire.

U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin said the shootout endangered people in their homes or enjoying the park.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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