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HOPEWELL, Va. -- Police identified the man shot and killed two blocks from his Hopewell home as 21-year-old John G. McGowan.

McGowan, of Woodbine Street, was found dead in the area of Byrd Street and North 21st Avenue, at about 11:05 p.m. Monday.

Police were called to that part of Hopewell when neighbors heard gunshots.

Police have not yet released details about a shooting suspect, nor a motive behind the shooting.

The fatal shooting was Hopewell's second reported homicide of the year, according to police.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting was asked to call Hopewell Police at 804-541-2284 or Hopewell/Prince George Crime Solvers at 804-541-2202.

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