Young man found shot to death

August 19, 1991

A motorist driving by Leakin Park today discovered the body of a young man who police believe had been shot through the head and shoulder less than an hour earlier.

The victim carried no identification, police said. He was dressed in cutoff blue jeans, a blue T-shirt, white socks and tennis shoes.

The body was in a small turnaround area off the 4800 block of Franklintown Road.

Police said they had found three cartridge shells at the scene from what appeared to be a 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Two bullets, which appeared to have passed through the body, were on the ground nearby.

Investigators said it appeared the man had been shot between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., because his clothing was dry and his body warm. He was pronounced dead by the crew of a city Fire Department medic unit.

The body was sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

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