Man dead from gunshot wound found in downtown Atlanta

A man was found dead from a gunshot wound Saturday morning in downtown Atlanta, authorities said.

At 10:25 a.m., officers responded to reports of an injured person at 400 Central Avenue, police said. When officers arrived, they found a man dead on the sidewalk from an apparent gunshot wound. He was identified as 30-year-old Jake Shorter.

The incident occurred near a highway overpass for I-20 and I-85 near the Mechanicsville neighborhood, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Police are investigating to determine the circumstances that led to the incident.

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