Officers have identified a man who was shot to death early Saturday in Avondale. The shooter remains at large.

Officers were dispatched at 6:14 a.m.Saturday in response to reports of shots fired  near Central Avenue and Buckeye Road, according to Officer Jaret Redfearn, an Avondale police spokesman.

Julio Cesar Garcia, 27, was found with a gunshot wound in the area of Central Avenue and Davis Lane and was pronounced dead by medical personnel,Redfearn said.

The shooter’s whereabouts and description were not known, Redfearn said. Detectives continue to investigate.

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