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Man found fatally shot on Bledsoe Avenue was Raleigh’s 13th homicide this year

Raleigh police investigate fatal shooting on Bledsoe Ave.

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found on Bledsoe Avenue on Monday evening, June 10, 2019. Officers were sent to a shooting call on the 400 block of Bledsoe Ave. where they found a man with a gunshot wound.
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Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found on Bledsoe Avenue on Monday evening, June 10, 2019. Officers were sent to a shooting call on the 400 block of Bledsoe Ave. where they found a man with a gunshot wound.

This story was updated with current homicide numbers at 11:35 a.m. June 11, 2019.

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found on Bledsoe Avenue on Monday evening.

Officers were sent to a shooting call on the 400 block of Bledsoe Avenue at 5:38 p.m., according to an email from Raleigh Police Department Deputy Chief Karen Riggsbee.

They found a man with a gunshot wound who was pronounced dead on the scene by emergency medical personnel.

The email did not provide any additional information such as the man’s name, apparent age or physical description.

Anyone with information is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or go to raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

This is the 13th homicide in the city this year, Riggsbee said.

Last year at this time there were 10 homicides in Raleigh, and the total for 2018 was 16, she said.

Before Monday, the most recent case was a man found dead Thursday near Brentwood Park and Neighborhood Center, later identified as Jorge Alberto Zelaya.

Police are investigating Zelaya’s death as a homicide but have not said how he was killed.

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Mark Schultz is the deputy metro editor for The News & Observer and The Herald-Sun. He has been an editor, reporter and photographer in North Carolina for 30 years.
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