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Andrew Solender Nashville, Tenn., was rocked early Christmas morning by a sizable vehicle explosion that injured three people and damaged a number of surrounding buildings, with local police and federal law enforcement investigating what they believe is an “intentional act.” APTOPIX Nashville Explosion Key Facts Nashville police told reporters that officers responded to a report of gunfire at around 6 a.m. on Friday and called in the department’s hazardous devices unit after they discovered a suspicious vehicle at 166 Second Ave. North. The explosion took place at 6:30 a.m. – while the hazardous devices unit was still en route – and was “significant,” Mayor John Cooper said, with police stating three people were hospitalized as a result, according to the Associated Press . It was described as an “intentional bombing incident,” in a statement from the Nashville Emergency Operations Center, the city’s coordinating agency for emergencies and disasters. “The police department, its federal partners – the FBI, ATF – are conducting a large scale investigation,” Cooper said, adding that “we do believe the explosion was an intentional act. Videos posted to Twitter show considerable property damage as a result of the explosion, including a nearby building with its front wall and furniture completely shattered and a window damaged by shrapnel in an apartment several blocks away. Cooper said he toured the destruction and that “we are very lucky there were not more injuries” because it occurred in a “not very populated area,” describing broken glass and water mains and […]