Man found dead in Dayton yard

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man was found dead in a Dayton yard Friday morning.

Police tell 2 NEWS they received several reports of a shooting in the 800 block of Manhattan Avenue around 7 am Friday. When officers arrived on the scene they found a man dead in a yard with a gunshot wound.

According to Lt. Matt Beavers of the Dayton Police Department, police learned two to four men were seen arguing in the area before shots were fired, but Beavers stressed it was still early in the investigation.

Detectives are canvassing the neighborhood looking for witnesses and evidence. More than two blocks of Manhattan Avenue were closed off while police investigated the scene.

Police did not identify the victim and had no information about a suspect Friday morning. The case is still being investigated.

2 NEWS will continue to follow this story and keep you updated when more information is available.

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