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ST. LOUIS - A man was found shot to death in a north St. Louis neighborhood Tuesday morning, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said.

According to Leah Freeman, a police spokeswoman, it happened in the 4600 block of Pope Avenue just before 11 a.m.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Christopher Howard. Police found him unconscious in a gangway with wounds to his calf, lower back and hand. He was pronounced dead on the scene, a news release said.

The investigation is ongoing, and no additional information was released.

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