The incident started around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, when police got a call about shots being fired in the 100 block of Ervin Drive.
When officers arrived, they found a man lying in the ditch and suffering from a gunshot wound.
Wayne County EMS tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.
The victim was later identified as 42-year-old Doral Deangelo Best of 101-B Ervin Drive.
Further details surrounding the incident have not been released.
Police are still investigating the incident.
Anyone with any information regarding the crime is asked to call Sgt. J.L. Sutton at (919) 580-4210, Investigator J. Adams at (919) 580-4203 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 735-2255.