NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A homicide investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed early Monday morning in East Nashville.

The shooting was reported just before 4 a.m. at a residence in the 1000 block of Lischey Avenue. According to officials, someone inside the home called 911 to report the shooting.

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Metro police reported a 47-year-old man — later identified as Terrese Patterson — was found upstairs suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Patterson was reportedly taken to a local hospital in critical condition but was later pronounced dead, according to Metro police.

Following the preliminary investigation, police say Patterson was meeting with an acquaintance in an upstairs room when a gunshot was heard. The man visiting Patterson then ran out the front door of the home.

At this time, the motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

The search for a potential suspect remains underway. Metro police described the gunman as a 6-foot-tall Black man wearing all red.

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