NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating the death of a man found shot in the chest Wednesday night in the parking lot of an Antioch apartment complex.

Police responded just after 9 p.m. to Abbington Heights Apartments on Hickory Hollow Terrace.

When officers arrived, they located Edward Johnson, Jr., 24, on the ground between two cars in the parking lot. They determined he had been shot once in the chest, police explained.

Johnson was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where investigators said he was pronounced dead.

According to police, a handgun reported stolen during a home burglary in November, was found near Johnson.

The motive for the fatal shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.

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