Metro Police detectives are working to identify the person or persons who fatally shot Juan Piedra, 24, early Sunday morning on Haywood Lane.
Piedra, of Gallatin, was the front seat passenger in a Ford F-150 pickup traveling eastbound on Haywood Lane near Hopedale Drive when shots were allegedly fired at the truck from a dark colored SUV at 1 a.m., police said.
Police said the driver of the pickup stopped for help at the Shell station at 198 Haywood Lane when he realized Piedra had been struck by gunfire.
Piedra was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died, police said.
Piedra reportedly got into a heated altercation with two men of Hispanic descent outside the International Ballroom at 4726 Nolensville Pike just before the shooting, police said.
Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME or South Precinct Investigations at 862-7763.