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ST. LOUIS • A 26-year-old man's body was found Tuesday evening in a yard near Fairground Park, police said.

Officers were called to reports of a person down in the 5500 block of Palm Place around 6:30 p.m. They found the body of Jarvon Fields, 26, of the 8400 Block of Atherton in Vinita Park. He appeared to have several gunshot wounds, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The body was in front of a house with boarded-up windows. Investigators walked around the building with flashlights and knocked on doors of neighboring homes Tuesday night.