The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday at a banquet hall located on Morris Avenue in Trenton, New Jersey.
According to investigators, 26-year-old Carl Batie had rented the hall out as a night club, and was on the second floor of the building when shots rang out.
Batie was pronounced dead a short time later.
No one else was injured in the shooting.
Police are not sure if Batie was targeted.
So far, no arrests have been made.