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  • Mike Moore | The Journal Gazette Area residents gather on the sidewalk near the intersection of Lafayette St. and E. Williams St. on Saturday morning where police investigate the remains of an unidentified body.  

Sunday, July 28, 2019 1:00 am

Body found near Lafayette Street

Police say man was apparently shot

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne police are investigating the death of a man found lying in a grassy area near Lafayette and Williams streets early Saturday. 

Police responded to the area at 6:35 a.m. on initial reports of an unresponsive man lying near the road. The man was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, according to John Chambers, Fort Wayne public information officer. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. 

Chambers said there are no suspects at this time and no arrests have been made.

Detectives were speaking to residents in the neighborhood to see if anyone had information on the incident, which remains under investigation.

The Allen County coroner's office will release the victim's name and the cause and manner of his death at a later date, police said. If the death is ruled a homicide, it will be the 14th in Allen County this year.

Last year, there were 27 homicides by the date.