BAZETTA, Ohio (WKBN) – The coroner was called to investigate Wednesday evening after police received reports of shots fired in Bazetta.

Police from Bazetta, Champion and Cortland were called to the scene just before 5 p.m., which is in the 2900 block of N. Park Avenue.

According to the Bazetta Fire Department, N. Park Avenue between State Route 305 and Johnson Plank was closed while police investigated.

According to Bazetta Police Chief Christopher Herlinger, when police arrived, they found a man dead in the backyard with injuries.

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Herlinger said the investigation is still in its early stages and police hope to know more information later. He didn’t say if the man was the homeowner or not.

Investigators are still trying to make contact with the man’s family members, who live out of state.