Man found shot, dead in middle of St. Pete street

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. - Saint Petersburg police have identified the victim in an early morning shooting.

According to police spokesman, the body of Joshua R. Smith (24) was found lying in Auburn Street South at approximately 5:45 a.m. this morning.  Smith was suffering from a gunshot wound.

Paramedics soon arrived and declared him deceased.

Police do not know what lead to his death.

Homicide detectives are on scene and an investigation is underway.

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