NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound outside an apartment complex in South Nashville Thursday morning.

The victim was discovered in the grass near a parking lot by a passerby around 7 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5 at the Residences at Stonebrook Apartment Homes along Hickory Trace Drive, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

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Police said residents within the complex reported hearing a single gunshot at approximately 4 a.m.

The victim has been identified by officials as 30-year-old Lubunga Lumenge, a resident of the complex. However, the motive for the shooting is still under investigation.

  • Hickory Trace Drive shooting
  • Hickory Trace Drive shooting

A spokesperson for Morgan Properties shared the following statement with News 2 following the incident:

“We are sad to report a shooting occurred involving one of our residents. Our condolences go out to the individual’s family and all those affected by this tragedy. We are fully cooperating with local authorities and providing assistance in any way we can. Because this matter is part of an active police investigation, we must direct your questions to the Nashville Police Department at (615) 862-8600. There appears to be no threat to the community at this time.”

Anyone with information about this fatal shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers can stay anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

Thursday’s incident marks the second deadly shooting to take place at Stonebrook Apartments in less than six months.

Back in August 2022, a 19-year-old woman was killed and three of her relatives were injured in a shooting at the South Nashville apartment complex.

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