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Man Killed After East Nashville Shooting

Drug Motive Possible
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Posted at 1:48 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 18:50:16-05

One person was killed after being shot multiple times in broad daylight.

The incident happened around 11:45 a.m. on Marina Street in East Nashville, just off McFerrin Avenue.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the male victim, later identified as 39-year-old John S. Moss, was shot several times in the upper torso and chest. He was found behind his running silver Chevrolet Malibu.

Moss was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Authorities said they're investigating the possibility of a potential drug motive in the shooting. Officials found a small bag of what appeared to be cocaine in the front seat of Moss' Malibu.

Witnesses said the shooter was around 5'9'' tall and fled in a newer model silver Chevrolet Impala. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

A large part of the roadway was closed while police searched for evidence. A silver sedan was seen inside the police perimeter, but it was unclear if the vehicle was part of the case. 

Anyone with information on this murder has been urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.