Man shot, killed at South Nashville apartment complex

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after a man was fatally shot during what was initially believed to be a carjacking in South Nashville Wednesday night.

Officers responded to the scene of a shooting around 9:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Horizon Park Apartments on Packard Drive.

Police initially said Orlyn Jovany Matta Martinez, 44, was near his vehicle, when two people tried to steal the car. They had said he ran to tell his mother and when he came back outside, he was shot by the car thieves.

Upon further investigation, detectives said Thursday afternoon there was no clear indication of robbery. They added Martinez had parked his car away from the apartment building where he lived and was close to his unit, when he was hit multiple times by gunfire.

Martinez died from his injuries, according to investigators.

No arrests have been made and no suspects were immediately identified.

Anyone with information on this crime or other crimes can call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME or you can submit a tip online by clicking here. You may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

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