A Taunton man was found shot dead in a shed

TAUNTON – A 32-year-old Taunton man was found shot to death in a furnished shed on Highland Street in Taunton Saturday morning, the Bristol County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Massachusetts State Police detectives assigned to the district attorney’s office, Taunton police and homicide unit prosecutors are “actively investigating a homicide that occurred sometime” Saturday morning on Highland Street, the district attorney’s office said of justice on Saturday afternoon in a written statement.

Around 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Taunton police were dispatched to 155 Highland St. for a report of a dead man in a furnished shed, the district attorney’s office said. Upon arrival, investigators determined that the victim had been shot.

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The victim’s relatives have yet to be located and therefore his identity will not be released at this time, the Public Prosecution Service said.

“The investigation into the murder is extremely active at this time. No further information can be released,” the district attorney’s office said.