John R. Rice Boulevard shooting

Police tape sits on a car outside a John R. Rice Boulevard apartment where a man died of a gunshot Sunday, the Murfreesboro Police Department said.

Authorities are investigating the cause of death of a man found shot to death inside an apartment Sunday night.

On Sunday at approximately 11:55 p.m., the Murfreesboro Police Department responded to a report of a possible suicide at an apartment complex in the 200 block of John R. Rice Boulevard, according to a press release.

The preliminary investigation revealed a man suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene by Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services personnel with assistance from Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department, the MPD said.

There were three adults and a child inside the residence at the time of the incident, the MPD said. No one else was hurt.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the manner in which the victim died, the MPD said.

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