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The 2500 block of Gilmer Avenue in Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

The 2500 block of Gilmer Avenue in Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Winston-Salem police said they’re investigating the city’s third homicide of 2014 after a 22-year-old man was found dead early Sunday morning.

Police said they found the body of Christopher Reshawn Thompson after responding to a call in the area of 2500 Gilmer Avenue around 3:30 a.m.

Police said Thompson had sustained a fatal gunshot wound and was found on the ground.

Police said detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have assumed responsibility for the investigation, which is in the early stages.

Winston-Salem police said this is the city’s third homicide of the year, as compared to one for the same period of time in 2013.

Anyone with information can call Winston-Salem police at (336) 773-7700 or Crimestoppers at (336) 727-2800.