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DECATUR — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man at a Decatur residence early Sunday. 

Macon County Coroner Michael Day identified the man as Demetrius Ford, who lived in Decatur. 

Lt. Brian Cleary said police responded to the 1400 block of East Hickory at 12:27 a.m. on a call about a shooting at a house. Officers found the victim dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

No arrests had been made as of Sunday evening, and police said there was no further information to release.

In a statement Sunday afternoon, Day said Ford was pronounced dead early Sunday where his body was found, lying across the front porch of the home on East Hickory Street. Day said an autopsy was scheduled for Sunday at the McLean County Coroner's Morgue in Bloomington and more information would be released once those results were in. An inquest is pending. 

Police asked anyone with information related to this crime to call the Decatur Police Department at 424-2711, the Decatur Police Detective Bureau at 424-2734, or Crime Stoppers at 423-TIPS.

This is the fourth shooting in Decatur since Thursday.

Police previously said a 22-year-old Decatur man was shot in the arm while stopped in his vehicle around 1:40 a.m. Thursday morning. He told police the shooting took place in the 200 block of East Center Street; he drove himself to the hospital. 

On Thursday night, a 16-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound in the 1800 block of East Decatur Street.

On Friday night, a male victim was hospitalized after a shooting on North Warren Street. More details about that incident have not been released. 

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Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid

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