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Police release name of man shot and killed overnight

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A Wilmington man is dead after leaving a party overnight.

Police have identified the victim as Drayshawn Dowd, 20.

Around 12:24 a.m. officers responded to a shots fired call in the 4400 block of McClelland, according to WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley. While officers were searching the area they received another call about a body in the front yard of 4410 McClelland Drive. That's where they found Dowd in the bushes. They say the victim had been shot several times. He died at the hospital

Witnesses told police Dowd had been at a party in the area and got into a fight before leaving. His body was found a short time later.

Police say their investigation continues.

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