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Man dies in Canton shooting, victim found in vacant lot

The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Brenten Biggums of Canton.
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CANTON, Ohio — A 28-year-old man has died following an afternoon shooting in Canton.

Authorities say Canton officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of 2nd Street SE in reference to a shooting. Upon their arrival, officers found the victim laying in tall grass in a vacant lot.

“The victim was unresponsive and had an apparent gunshot wound to the back,” Canton police said in a press release.

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The man, who has been identified as Brenten Biggums of Canton, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Stark County Coroner’s Office.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anybody with information is asked to contact the Canton Police Detective Bureau at 330-489-3144. Tips can also be sent through Tip411 or the Stark County Crimestoppers. All tipsters can remain anonymous.

No additional details were immediately available, but stay with 3News as we will update this story if any additional information is released.

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