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Sunday, August 13, 2017 10:40 am

Man found dead, police looking for witnesses

The Journal Gazette

A man was found dead Sunday morning near the 4100 block of Paul Shaffer Drive with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, according to a press release.

Emergency responders were called to a old boat ramp along the banks of the St. Joseph River near the IPFW footbridge, just west of the IPFW campus, at 8 a.m. to the report of a man lying face down on the ground, according to Public Information Officer Mark Bieker.

Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Police were looking for evidence and any witnesses, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department press release.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department Detective Bureau at 260-427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.

The identity of the victim and the cause and manner of death will be released by the Allen County Coroner's office.

If the death is ruled a homicide, it will be the 21st homicide in Allen County this year.