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A man died overnight in Tacoma after he was found shot, according to police.

About 2:50 a.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to the 3800 block of South Yakima Avenue after a report of gunfire in the area.

Police arrived to find a large crowd, including several people attending to the man who had been shot, according to a news release.

The man was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma where he died about an hour later, according to police.

Detectives are interviewing those people who were present at the time of the shooting.

A representative of the Pierce County Medical Examiner said about 10 a.m. Sunday that the office still is trying to notify next of kin before releasing the victim’s name.

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