Teen killed after shootout inside South Nashville motel room

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after a 19-year-old man was fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire inside of a South Nashville motel room Wednesday night.

Officers responded around 8 p.m. to a report of gunshots fired at the Rodeway Inn on Murfreesboro Pike, off Interstate 24.

Police said an argument took place inside of a motel room, leading two men to shoot at each other.

A 19-year-old man from Hermitage, identified as Donta Reed, was killed in the shootout, according to investigators.

Detectives said the man who shot and killed Reed, identified only as a 36-year-old from Hartsville, suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is recovering.

Several people were inside the motel room at the time of the shootout, according to police.

Officers said they will investigate whether the 36-year-old man fired in self-defense.

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