Mid-City resident finds shooting victim in his backyard

Homicide Detectives are investigating a deadly shooting after a Mid-City resident found the body of an unidentified man in his backyard.

Authorities say the body was discovered around 6:15 p.m. in the backyard of a residence in the 2700 block of Cleveland Avenue.

Officials say the occupant of the residence returned to the house around 6 p.m. when he discovered the unresponsive male in his back yard. Officers arriving on the scene say they found several gunshot wounds in the victim's body.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say they also found a large amount of narcotics at the scene.

The victim's name is unknown at this time.

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