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GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) – Greensboro police began a homicide investigation on Saturday after a man was shot and killed, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.

At 9:25 a.m., police responded to the 3700 block of West Avenue when they were told about a person being found with a gunshot wound.

The person, later identified as Malik Ahmad Peterson, 20, of Guilford County, was then taken to a hospital where he died.

Next of kin has been notified.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000. Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to to submit a web tip. All tips to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.