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29-year-old man shot, killed in Canton Saturday evening

Posted at 12:45 PM, Dec 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-16 12:45:49-05

CANTON, Ohio — A 29-year-old man died after being shot in Canton on Saturday evening, according to the Canton Police Department.

Police received reports of shots fired in the 2100 block of Midway Avenue around 7 p.m.

Officers were unable to locate anyone in the area, according to police.

A trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol was alerted that a man with gunshot wounds was in a vehicle on U.S. Route 62, shortly after the call to police.

A deputy from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the scene and provided first aid until the victim was transported to a nearby hospital.

The 29-year-old victim, later identified as Donte Alexander, died from his injuries at the hospital, according to police.

The incident is currently under investigation.