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Gallatin man dies from wounds suffered in shooting

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GALLATIN, TN (WSMV) -

Police in Gallatin said a 23-year-old man who was shot in the head Monday night has now died, the first homicide in the city since August 2010.

This was one of three gang-related shootings that occurred in the city Monday night.

Gallatin police first responded to a report of a shooting at the Greenwood Apartments located on  Greenwave Drive at about 8:35 p.m.  When officers arrived, they found Rameon Wilson in front of building 3 with a gunshot wound to the head.

Wilson was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in critical condition.

Once at Vanderbilt, it was determined that Wilson had sustained traumatic injuries that were not survivable.

Witnesses described the shooter as a black man about 5 feet 6 inches and heavy set wearing black shorts and a dark green t-shirt.

The suspect fled on foot and police are continuing to follow leads to determine the suspect's identity.

Second Shooting

At about 11:30 p.m., police were called to Sumner Regional Medical Center in regards to another shooting victim.

That victim, Chris Hudson, 26, had sustained multiple gunshot wounds while riding his bike in the area of Blythe Street and Pace Street. His injuries were determined not to be life threatening.

Hudson has identified his attacker as 31-year-old Ronnie Wharton. Wharton is wanted on attempted first-degree murder. Wharton is a resident of Pace Street and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Third Shooting

While at the hospital, police were alerted to yet another shooting on Blythe Street.   When police arrived, officers were unable to locate a shooting scene, but were last looking for a white vehicle believed to be involved in that incident.

All three shootings are believed to be gang related, and police are receiving a few tips they believe will lead them to all suspects involved. The shooting at Greenwood Apartments is not believed to be related to the shootings on Blythe Street.

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