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Man, woman dead in double murder outside East Nashville bar

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UPDATE: A man has now died after a double homicide outside an East Nashville bar Friday morning.

The victims have been identified Bartley Teal, who turned 33 on Friday, and Jaime Sarrantonio, 30.

Teal died during surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Sarrantonio died shortly after arriving at Skyline Medical Center. Two other robbery victims with Teal and Sarrantonio, a 34-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, were not shot.

Police say the four victims left The Cobra on foot and walked to a nearby convenience store to buy snacks.

Police believe the murderers were looking for random robbery victims and targeted the four innocent victims when they got back to the bar's parking lot. Witnesses said the murderers demanded Teal’s belongings and shot him when he replied that he didn’t have anything. It is unclear why they killed Sarrantonio.

The suspects are described as two black men, at least one with dreadlocks, who fled in a later model small Chevy car.

Police say after the shooting, the murderers fled to North Nashville and dumped the victims' belongings in this obscure alley off 23rd Avenue North and Heiman Street. The belongings have been recovered and are being processed at MNPD Crime Laboratory. Police say it appeared the suspects were familiar with this area.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A woman is dead and a man is fighting for his life after being shot during an apparent robbery outside a bar in East Nashville Friday morning.

Metro Nashville police responded to a shooting outside The Cobra bar at the 2500 block of Gallatin Avenue at 3:30 a.m. They found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds.

The woman later died at TriStar Skyline Medical Center. The man is at Vanderbilt University Medical Center with serious injuries. Both victims are approximately in their thirties, according to police.

Witnesses tell police the shooting occurred during a robbery.

The suspect vehicle is described by police as a dark blue four-door car.

Police are pursuing leads and reviewing surveillance video.

FOX 17 News is LIVE at the scene. Tune-into FOX 17 This Morning: fox17.com/watch


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