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Man shot during robbery
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A man was shot in the stomach during a reported robbery attempt near Shellsford Bridge on Sunday night.
The victim, Derrick Gene Sullivan, 34, remains under treatment for internal injuries at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was airlifted there from River Park Hospital after he was taken to the local facility by friends who were with him when he was wounded.
According to Sheriff Jackie Matheny, witnesses say Sullivan was shot by an unidentified man during a robbery attempt.
“The man approached them and a scuffle broke out over the gun,” Matheny said. “The gun went off during the fight and wounded the victim in the midsection.”
Witnesses to the scuffle, a man and a woman, maintain they did not know the alleged robber. He is identified as being around 5-foot-10, of slender build, with dark sunken eyes suggesting he was on drugs. He was wearing a white shirt and jeans and was seen leaving in a pickup truck.
Matheny said the shooting happened around 7:40 p.m. while the group was hanging out near Shellsford Bridge. Anyone having information on the crime is urged to contact investigators at 473-8738.