Police: Dead body found in Phoenix alley

PHOENIX - A murder investigation is underway Monday after a man's body was found in a Phoenix alley Sunday night.

Phoenix police spokesperson Tommy Thompson said a passerby found the man's body near 51st Avenue and McDowell Road around 9 p.m.

Officers responded to the scene and found a 27-year-old Hispanic male with signs of trauma to his body.

Police said the body had gunshot wounds and the case is being treated as a homicide.

Thompson said detectives went going door-to-door asking neighbors if they heard gunshots.

Detectives have very little information at this time.  Anyone who may have information concerning this homicide is encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau at (602) 262-6141 or Silent Witness at (480) WITNESS, (480) TESTIGO for Spanish.

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