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Nashville Chief Calls for Investigation into Patient Death

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (NewsChannel 5) – Six Metro Firefighters were placed on administrative leave following their response to an emergency call early Wednesday morning. Paramedics pronounced a gunshot victim dead and left the scene, but it turns out the victim was still alive.

The 911 call came in just after 3 a.m. A 30-year-old man at a townhome on 735 Tulip Grove Road in Hermitage had shot himself in the head. After Paramedics arrived, paperwork shows they called a Vanderbilt doctor and reported the patient had injuries that were quote, “incompatible with life.”

They declared him dead at 3:48 a.m. and left.