Man shot in head near crowded Church Street bars

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was critically injured Saturday morning in a shooting outside of several crowded bars off of Church Street.

According to Metro police, officers were working a crash around 2 a.m. when they were approached by a witness who said there had been a shooting on McMillin Street.

Officers responded and found the victim had been shot in the head. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Police said the victim and his boyfriend were sitting in a black Chevy Camaro when they were approached by a man who talked with them for about 10-15 minutes. He then pulled out a gun, pointed it at the victim’s head, and shot him.

“We heard the gunshot,” Brian Sullivan described to News 2. “We heard security at the establishment saying into their communications devices, shots fired, repeat, shot fired. They ran to where the scene was. Around that time, staff came to the patio and asked us all to go inside. We did while staying down.”

The gunman ran but officers were not able to use a K-9 due to high foot traffic in the area. A suspect description was not available.

Anyone with information should call our partners at Nashville Crime Stoppers at (615) 74-CRIME.