Update: EPD Investigating Fatal Shooting near Morton Ave.

UPDATe: Evansville police are investigating a fatal shooting near an alleyway in the 400-block of South Morton Avenue. The victim, who has been described as a young black male, has been identified but investigators are waiting to release his identity until his family is notified.

Police said they were dispatched to the area for a report of a man down. A homeowner in the area saw the young deceased male in her backyard just a few feet away from the alley. The unidentified victim was pronounced dead at the scene and it appears that he had been shot, said Sgt. Jason Cullum.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and no suspect has been publicly identified yet. Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.

This story will be updated.

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