By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are launching a homicide investigation after a man was found dead in the backyard of a home in Pittsburgh’s Marshall Shadeland neighborhood.

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Police were called for an unresponsive man in the 2800 block of McDowell Street after midnight Wednesday.

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The medical examiner says 44-year-old James Jones had been shot. The medical examiner has not released the cause and manner of death, but police say they’re investigating it as a homicide.

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There’s been no word on any suspects at this time.