Phoenix police are investigating after a man was found dead near 7th Avenue and Interstate 17

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Phoenix police found a dead man just outside a landfill Monday morning when they responded to a shooting call in the area of ​​Seventh Avenue and Interstate 17.

Phoenix Police Department detectives believe the man was killed overnight.

Police were called to the 7th Avenue and Magnolia Street area to a shooting Sunday morning just before 7 a.m. When they arrived a few minutes later, they found a man lying on the ground just outside the entrance to a dump.

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The man died of what appeared to be a gunshot wound, according to Sgt. Philip Krynsky, spokesman for the Phoenix police.

No further details have been released.

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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Phoenix Police: Man found dead near 7th Avenue and Interstate 17

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