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Man killed in Saskatoon’s 16th homicide of the year: police

Man killed in Saskatoon’s 16th homicide of the year: police
WATCH: A 35 year-old man died in hospital after suffering a gunshot wound early Saturday morning in the 200 block of Ave X North.

A 35-year-old man was killed on Avenue X North on Saturday morning.

Saskatoon police have deemed it a homicide, making it the 16th of the year, which is a new record for the city.

Police said officers and paramedics responded to calls of gunfire in the 200 block of Avenue X North at 7:20 a.m. Saturday.

They discovered an injured man, who was taken to hospital where he later died.

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The major crimes, forensic identification and target enforcement units are investigating, the police said in a statement.

Long-time residents in the area told Global News the violence has been getting worse over the last five years.

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Another resident said police officers knocking on doors has become a common occurrence in the area.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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