Police are investigating the shooting of Earnest Dennis, a 29-year-old Smith County man, who after being shot in the parking lot of Pool Hall Domino Club located at 917 West Morris St.

Officers responded to the call regarding a shooting at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The first officer to arrive at the scene reported that there was a group of people standing around in the parking lot where a subject, later identified as Dennis, was down.

Law enforcement officials say that multiple shots were fired at the scene and as of now, they are not aware if anyone else was injured by the gunfire.

Dennis was alive at the scene and was transported to a local hospital where he passed away Wednesday evening.

An investigation is now underway. Refresh for updates.