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OSBI investigating shooting death in Frederick

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FREDERICK, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation along with Frederick Police are investigating the death of a Frederick man who died over the weekend from a gunshot wound to the head.

Yesterday, Frederick Police were called to a house in the 300 block of Providence where they found 21-year-old Zachary Gallagher with a gunshot wound to the head.

Gallagher was rushed to Frederick Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  Now family, friends and police are left wondering whether it was homicide or self-inflicted.

7News spoke to family and friends who did not want to talk on camera, but they stressed that they do not think Gallagher would take his own life.  He has two young children and they say he was looking forward to an upcoming visit with his mother.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is now involved in the investigation.  They say the last person to see him alive was his former girlfriend, the mother of his children who made the call for help.

"Agents responded to the request and spent quite a bit last night into the early morning hours of today processing the scene," said inspector of OSBI's southwest regional office, Richard Goss.

Investigators have also been meeting with family and friends of Gallagher trying to get a grasp of what happened.

"Right now there's no definitive answer to exactly what happened.  That's why we're still in the initial stages of trying to determine what happened," said Goss.  "We're examining all aspects of the relationship between Mr. Taylor and his ex-girlfriend and his current girlfriend and his relationships that was going on."

Again, the OSBI is still investigating the incident.  Count on 7News for more updates as the investigation progresses.

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