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Man dies after being shot, crashing car in East Nashville

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Police are investigating whether two shooting deaths in Nashville, one in East Nashville and the other in Madison, are related.

Police say someone called 911 around 2:45 a.m. Monday saying they heard gunshots on the 3300 block of Chesapeake Circle in Madison.

Officers who responded found the body of 19-year-old Daresha Cole inside her teal PT Cruiser.

Police are investigating whether Cole's death is connected to the shooting death of her friend, 26-year-old Gregory Leon Johnson.

Johnson was shot near the intersection of Joseph Avenue and Grace Street in East Nashville around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

Police say Johnson then drove a black Volkswagen Jetta down Joseph Avenue, crashing into a fence on Salvation Army property on Dickerson Pike.

Johnson was later pronounced dead at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Police say a car with a similar description to the PT Cruiser was seen in the area around the time Johnson was shot.

Detectives from the East and Madison precincts are coordinating the investigations.

Anyone who has information on these shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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