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Newport News police ID man killed in shooting on 23rd Street

Newport News police say, Leroy Clyburn Jr., 39, was found shot in the 1000 block of 23rd Street Saturday around 2:23 a.m. He died in the hospital.
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Detectives identified a man who died after he was shot near the corner of Orcutt Avenue early Saturday morning. 

Newport News police said they went to the 1000 block of 23rd Street Saturday, July 24 just before 2:30 a.m. That's after a call came in about a shooting that happened there.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found 39-year-old Leroy Clyburn Jr. suffering from a serious gunshot injury. Medics took him to the hospital where he later died.

Police have not provided any information on possible suspects at this time. Clyburn's relatives were notified of his death.

The shooting remains under an ongoing investigation. If you know anything that could help police, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or click here to submit a tip online.