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Canton police investigating homicide after man was found in the street with gunshot wounds

Canton Police
Posted at 8:38 AM, Sep 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-03 08:38:07-04

CANTON, Ohio — The Canton Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened on Sunday morning—making it the 10th homicide in 2019, according to a news release from police.

Shortly before 12:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Cleveland Avenue North West for reports of a shooting.

Officers found an apparent shooting victim in the roadway near Hoover Ct. Northwest and Cleveland Avenue Northwest.

The male victim had gunshot wounds to the back and head, according to police. The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital by the Canton Fire Department, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 330-489-3144.