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Homicide investigation: Fresno police find man face down in flower bed

Fresno police investigate homicide west of Highway 99

Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez shares what police know about a homicide victim found west of Highway 99 on Wednesday morning, Nov. 2, 2016.
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Fresno police Lt. Joe Gomez shares what police know about a homicide victim found west of Highway 99 on Wednesday morning, Nov. 2, 2016.

A man was found dead in a flower bed Wednesday morning west of Highway 99, Fresno police said.

Shields Avenue was shut down just north of the Parkway Drive intersection for the investigation.

Lt. Joe Gomez said officers responding about 6:30 a.m. to a report of a man down discovered a heavy-set victim face down in a flower bed outside the Sunset West Mobile & RV Park. The man was believed to be in his 20s or 30s. There was blood underneath him and shell casings close by.

No other information was immediately available.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call detective Bart Ledbetter at 599-621-2446 or Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867 (STOP).

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