Man found dead in yard of Orlando home

Woman says she found man after hearing gunshots

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man was found dead early Wednesday in the yard of an Orlando home after a neighbor heard gunshots, according to deputies.

Anthony S. Wheeler, 24, died in the shooting, which occurred around 3 a.m. on Ohio Avenue near the Citrus Bowl.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, a woman heard gunshots and found a man lying in her neighbor's yard.

The man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

"Witnesses say he was known in the area, but right now we are trying to identify him," an Orange County sheriff's official said.

Deputies said the death is considered a homicide, but no suspect information is known.

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