Man dies from gunshot wound in Gallatin shooting - WKRN News 2

Man dies from gunshot wound in Gallatin shooting

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Gallatin police are searching for Ronnie Wharton, 31, in relation to the shootings on Blythe and Pace streets. Gallatin police are searching for Ronnie Wharton, 31, in relation to the shootings on Blythe and Pace streets.
GALLATIN, Tenn. -

One man is dead and another is seriously injured after multiple shootings in Gallatin Monday night.

Gallatin police told Nashville's News 2 the first shooting happened just after 8:30 p.m. at the Green Wood Apartments on Green Wave Drive.

According to a news release, first responders discovered 23-year-old Rameon Wilson in front of a building with a gunshot wound to his head.

Wilson was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition. Doctors determined that Wilson's injuries were not survivable and he was put on life support.

Wilson has since died from his injuries.

Witnesses described the suspect in that shooting as a black male, approximately five feet, six inches tall and heavy set. He was wearing black shorts and a dark green T-shirt at the time of the shooting.

The suspect reportedly fled on foot. Police are actively following leads to determine his identity.

Officials told Nashville's News 2 his passing marks the first homicide in Gallatin since August 2010.

At around 11:30 p.m., officers responded to Sumner Regional Medical Center in regards to another shooting victim.

Chris Hudson, 26, was taken to the hospital for multiple gunshot wounds while riding his bike near Blythe and Pace streets.

His injuries were not life threatening. Hudson identified 31-year-old Ronnie Wharton as his attacker. Wharton is wanted for attempted first degree murder.

Wharton is a resident of Pace Street and is considered armed and dangerous.

While at the hospital, police were told of another shooting on Blythe Street. Upon arrival, officers were unable to locate the shooting scene. They were last looking for a white vehicle they believe was involved.

Officials believe all three shootings are gang related. They don't, however, believe the shootings on Blythe are related to the shooting at the Greenwood Apartments.

They are inspecting several leads they believe will lead them to the suspects.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME or the Gallatin Police Department at 615-452-1313.

 

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