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BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS •  A man was shot to death Wednesday morning in the back yard of a home near Riverview Gardens High School, police said.

There was no known connection to the school, said Lt. Shawn Applegate, a detective with the Bellefontaine Neighbors police. He said the victim, who appeared to be in his mid-40s, had not yet been identified.

Police were called shortly after 10 a.m. by a resident near the 10400 block of Gardo Court, which is just north of the campus, to report gunfire. A resident discovered the body in the back yard of a home on the block.

Applegate said the victim, who had multiple wounds, may have been running when he was shot. He died at the scene. Neighbors told police the man looked familiar.

A gun could be seen on the pavement near the front steps of a house around the corner, in the 800 block of Shepley Drive.

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