Man dies after shooting outside East Nashville townhouse

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating an apparent targeted shooting that killed a man in East Nashville Tuesday night.

Officers responded around 9 p.m. to a townhouse on Colbert Way, where they located 30-year-old Benjamin Lane with at least one gunshot wound.

Lane was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died, police said.

Detectives determined Lane and his girlfriend were putting together furniture, when she heard a “loud shotgun blast” and saw Lane fall to the ground.

While police said the fatal shooting was believed to be targeted, they added the motive remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME or you can submit a tip online by clicking here.

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