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25-year-old Topeka man identified as fatal shooting victim

January 2, 2021 GMT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified the victim of a New Year’s Eve shooting in Topeka as a 25-year-old man.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that police said the death of Jesus Noel Soto-Villareal brought the city’s homicide total for 2020 to 25.

Police said in a news release that officers were on patrol around 5:40 p.m. Thursday when they heard gunshots.

Police were then notified that a man suffering from life-threatening injuries had arrived at a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.