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    A 27-year-old man was pronounced dead Sunday night after reports of gunfire on Prospect Avenue between North Detroit Avenue and Hoag Street, police reported.

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A 27-year-old man was pronounced dead Sunday night after reports of gunfire on Prospect Avenue between North Detroit Avenue and Hoag Street, police reported.

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Toledo police today identified the man killed in the central city last night as Saveon Childress, 27.

A police incident report states that Mr. Childress and his brother, Jowan Childress, 27, were walking to a carry out store near Prospect and Hoag streets when they were approached by two men on bicycles.

The four had a brief conversation and the pairs continued on their separate ways.

While walking along Prospect, the brothers and suspects met again, with the suspects opening fire.

Childress was hit twice in the chest; his brother was able to flee the scene uninjured.

Childress was pronounced dead at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 419-255-1111.

Police have obtained surveillance video in which a man is seen on a bicycle. The police believe the man may be a suspect in the incident.

RELATED CONTENT: 2012 Blade Homicide Report

The shooting would be the 30th homicide in the Toledo area this year.

The last homicide in the city was the shooting death of 1-year-old Keondra Hooks on Aug. 9.

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