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DECATUR — Police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was found dead in a parking lot in the 1200 block of North Edward Street early Saturday.

Sgt. Steve Carroll said in a statement that police were sent to the address at 1:15 a.m. on a report of someone having been shot. Officers found the man in the parking lot on the east side of the street and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The Decatur Police Department is investigating leads, interviewing witnesses, and processing physical evidence,” Carroll said.

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Police described the victim as a Decatur resident. Macon County Coroner Michael Day said in a statement that he had lived in Chicago, but was reportedly staying in Decatur in anticipation of moving here. An autopsy is scheduled at the McLean County morgue in Bloomington.

The victim's identity is being withheld until his family is notified.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Decatur Police Department at 217-424-2711 or Crime Stoppers at 217-423-TIPS (8477).

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Contact Tim Cain at (217) 421-6908. Follow him on Twitter: @timcainhr

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Entertainment Reporter

Entertainment reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.

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