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Passerby discovers man's body in Orlando

Orange County deputies launch death investigation

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orange County Sheriff's Office has launched a death investigation after a passerby discovered a body Wednesday morning.

The discovery was made around 7:20 a.m. in the 7400 block of Chancery Lane in Orlando.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a person in the area saw a black man in his 20s on the ground and called for help.

Deputies found Romelo Hicks, 18, injured from an apparent gunshot wound, and fire officials pronounced him dead several minutes later, the Sheriff's Office said.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Crimeline at 800-423-8477.