Man shot dead in the middle of Phoenix street, police have few clues

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PHOENIX -- Police converged on a Phoenix neighborhood early Tuesday morning after receiving a shots-fired and arriving to find a man dead in the middle of the street, but they have more questions than answers.

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Phoenix police have few clues in deadly shooting - Police converged on a Phoenix neighborhood early Tuesday morning after receiving a shots-fired and arriving to find a man dead in the middle of the street, but they have more questions than answers.

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Several people who live in the neighborhood of 37th and Gardenia avenues, which is in the area of 35th and Glendale avenues, called 911 at about 2 a.m. after hearing at least one gunshot.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a man lying in the middle of the street. Firefighters were called out and pronounced that man dead. Detectives have not yet identified the victim. All that's known about him is that he's a white male in his 30s. One neighbor told 3TV that he had never seen the man before.

The police cordoned off the area while they tried to piece together exactly what happened.

Residents awoke to police activity practically in their front yards.

"It's very unsettling to know that this could happen," said Maggie Ketring. "Based on what's been happening throughout the Valley, I guess no neighborhood is immune. It's very scary."

The body was finally removed from the scene shortly before 8 a.m., nearly six hours after the shooting.

Investigators do not have any information about a possible suspect, but they have said a witness saw a white Dodge pickup truck with chrome wheels and running boards leaving the scene. The truck is a newer model and might have orange lights on top.

If you have any information about that truck, you're asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department.

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