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Man Critically Wounded In Nashville Shooting

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An early morning shooting resulted in a man being critically wounded at a bar in downtown Nashville.

Officials with the Metropolitan Police Department said 44-year-old Jerald Wayne Mills, of Nolensville, was shot outside the Pit and Barrel Bar, located at 515 2nd Avenue South. They said the shooting occurred just before 5 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators said the shooting was a result of an altercation between Mills and the owner of the bar, Chris Ferrell. They said the two were inside the bar and a struggle ensued after Mills reportedly lit a cigarette in the non-smoking section. According to police, witnesses outside the bar heard gunshots and contacted authorities.

Police said Ferrell claims he shot the victim in self-defense. They said he had a valid handgun carry permit.

Mills was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where officials said he was listed in extremely critical condition.

Officials said the shooting is under investigation.

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