Metro Police investigating deadly shooting at East Nashville gas station

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – One person has died after a shooting Sunday morning at an East Nashville gas station.

Police say officers responded to a shots fired call in the 200 block of W. Trinity Lane near the Brick Church Pike intersection at 7:50 a.m. and found a man, identified as 60-year-old Dwight Stuart, lying in the parking lot outside his Dodge Ram pickup truck. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

Surveillance video from inside the market shows Stuart parking his truck in the lot. A short time later, a white pickup truck pulled up and parked next to him.

After several minutes went by, Stuart got out of his truck, armed with what appeared to be a handgun. He approached the white truck’s rear passenger door where he and the driver of the white truck shot at each other. Stuart then ran back to his truck where he collapsed.

The white pickup truck fled the scene.

Two men later arrived at separate hospitals to be treated for non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

As police conducted interviews, they learned Stuart and one of the injured men, identified as 29-year-old Danny Dixon, Jr., were involved in an ongoing dispute over a stolen handgun.

No charges have since been filed as the investigation continues. Police are also looking into whether the fatal shooting was in self-defense.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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