Man dies after accidentally shooting himself at south Nashville motel

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man died from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot to the head at a motel near 100 Oaks Saturday night.

It happened at the Red Roof Inn on Sidco Drive at around 11 p.m.

Police told News 2 they were called to the scene and found the man shot in the head inside a room.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers briefly detained multiple people for questioning.

Police said the shooting has been ruled an “accidental” and “self-inflicted.”

The victim is a white male according to police, but his identity was not immediately known.

The Metro Nashville Police Department is expected to release his identity later on Sunday.

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