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Man killed in shooting in Cheatham County; 4 detained for questioning

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The shooting happened inside a home in Joelton. (WSMV) The shooting happened inside a home in Joelton. (WSMV)
Deputies found a man with multiple gunshot wounds inside the home. (WSMV) Deputies found a man with multiple gunshot wounds inside the home. (WSMV)
JOELTON, TN (WSMV) -

Four people are being questioned after a Cheatham County man was shot to death inside his house on Wednesday morning.

As of Wednesday afternoon, no arrests have been made. Investigators said they are going to take their time processing the scene.

However, the sheriff believes at least one of the four being questioned is the shooter.

“We feel pretty confident about that at this point," said Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove.

He said of the four being questioned, one is the victim’s girlfriend, another is a friend, and two others are relatives.

“We are just wanting to make sure everyone is consistent, and as long as it's consistent with evidence at the crime scene,” Breedlove explained. “We don't know if it's alcohol related, drug related, or just plain personally related. It could be any of those.”

A 911 call came in just after 7 a.m. Authorities say the caller, who was one of the people inside the house, first said they heard an argument or possible break-in. They later told dispatch someone had been shot.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a man dead. He had been shot multiple times.

Barbara Binkley has lived on Chapel Hill Circle near Joelton for more than 40 years. She lives right across the street from the crime scene.

“I'm not surprised," she said. “There's been lots of cars in their yard for a long, long time, cars in and out.”

Now, investigators continue to comb over evidence on a wet Wednesday afternoon.

“They're, I'm sure, looking for any evidence including tire tracks, foot impressions with the weather,” Breedlove explained. “It's not uncommon to set up canopies to help preserve the evidence."

Breedlove said most neighbors did not hear gunshots, since it was earlier in the morning and took place inside.

Anyone with information should contact the Cheatham County Sheriff's Office.

Stay with News 4 for updates on this developing story.

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