Woman hurt, man killed in shooting near downtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police are investigating how a 23-year-old man was shot in an incident that also left his girlfriend hurt late Tuesday night.

It happened in the Sudekum public housing development located in the 100 block of University Court just after 11:30 p.m.

Dallas Cato (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

The 30-year-old woman, who suffered gunshot wounds to both of her legs, told police that Dallas Cato shot her.

Minutes later Cato was found with a gunshot wound inside his car at the intersection of Carroll Street and First Avenue North. Police said he crashed the car as he tried to leave the scene and he died shortly after arriving to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

According to a release, detectives have not ruled out the possibility that Cato shot himself.

His girlfriend remains in stable condition at Vanderbilt. The investigation is ongoing.