NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A homicide investigation is underway after a man was found dead inside a vehicle late Monday night in North Nashville.

Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of 15th Avenue North just before midnight to respond to a call regarding a “suspicious vehicle.”

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Metro police reported officers discovered the body of 42-year-old Demarcus Mallory, man on parole, in the driver’s seat of a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu. Efforts are underway by Metro police to notify Mallory’s family.

Officers found Mallory after a call was received about a car with its lights on in the yard of a vacant residence for a few hours, according to Metro police.

Gunshots were reportedly heard in the area in the 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. time frame.

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The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information about this fatal shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

No other information was immediately released.

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