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Toledo police investigate fatal shooting in central city

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    Toledo Police investigate a shooting that occurred in the early afternoon of Thursday in the 700 block of Highland Avenue near North Detroit Avenue.

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    Toledo Police investigate shooting that occurred in the early afternoon of Thursday in the 700 block of Highland Avenue near North Detroit Avenue.

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    Mourners gather together as Toledo Police investigate a shooting that occurred in the early afternoon of Thursday on Highland Avenue near North Detroit Avenue.

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    Police dispatch confirmed officers responded at 12:42 p.m. for calls of a person shot.

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    Torice Jackson, 3, clings to his mother Brooklyn Ruiz, as she talks with other mourners while Toledo Police investigate a shooting that occurred in the early afternoon of Thursday, May 17, 2018, on Highland Avenue near North Detroit Avenue.

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Toledo police are investigating Thursday’s fatal shooting of a man in the central city. 

Officers responded to the scene at about 12:40 p.m. Thursday initially for a disturbance call, which was upgraded to a person shot while crews were en route, Toledo police Capt. Joe Heffernan said. 

RELATED: The Blade’s 2018 homicide report

Kyle Newton, 23, lay in an alley next to a home in the 700 block of Highland Avenue, near Detroit Avenue. His body was covered by a tarp.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, Captain Heffernan said. 

“Right now, we don’t have really much more to go on,” he said. 

VIDEO: Captain Joe Heffernan, Toledo Police Department

A vehicle possibly involved in the incident was noted and a description was given to police. 

Anyone with information should call the Crime Stopper program at 419-255-1111.

Contact Allison Dunn at adunn@theblade.com, 419-724-6506 or on Twitter @AllisonDBlade.

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