Suspect sought in shooting at restaurant in midtown that leads to death of Memphis man


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NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Authorities are investigating a shooting inside a restaurant in midtown Nashville that led to the death of a Memphis man.

The Tennessean ( reports that 19-year-old Ryan Weaver of Cordova and 25-year-old Murray Gross of Memphis were inside the Cook Out restaurant around 3 a.m. Sunday when a gunman opened fire, specifically targeting them, according to police.

Officers say the gunman critically wounded Weaver, then chased Gross as he ran from the building. Gross reportedly ran into an alley behind the restaurant and the gunman fired several more shots, fatally wounding Gross.

Weaver is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for wounds to his abdomen and leg. He is wanted on aggravated robbery, aggravated trespassing and evading arrest charges in connection with an incident at Tennessee State University on Jan. 30, police say.

The gunman is still at large. Anyone with information about him is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463, or Midtown Hills Investigations at 615-880-1817.

This is the second fatal midtown shooting in about a week.

A man was shot and killed in the Wesley Place garage on the Vanderbilt University campus on Feb. 21.

Information from: The Tennessean,

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