Police discovered a Cordele man dead in the street early Tuesday. The victim was identified as a 31-year-old resident, but his name was being withheld as the investigation continued.
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Georgia man found dead on street after reports of gunfire

A man was found dead on a residential street in Cordele after an apparent shooting early Tuesday, according to police and multiple news reports. 

Police have released little other information about the crime. 

The victim was identified as a 31-year-old resident, but his name was being withheld as the investigation continued. 

Cordele Police Department officers said they responded to 4th Avenue and 3rd Street about 2 a.m. Tuesday in Cordele after receiving reports of gunfire. 

Authorities said the man was dead when they arrived on the scene. 

“We are saddened by this senseless loss of life and are working diligently to identify those involved,” said Cordele Police Chief Lewis Green, according to WALB News 10 in Cordele. “Because this is an active investigation, we will not be able to release the name of the victim or any specific details surrounding this incident at this time.” 

Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are also looking into the crime. 

Police also have not released the exact cause of the man's death. 

Cordele is about 65 miles south of Macon.

Police said anyone who may have witnessed the crime should contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 3 office at 229-931-2439 or the Cordele Police Department at 229-276-2921.

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