Police in Jackson, responding to reports of a gunshot early this morning, found a 20 year-old man gravely wounded.

MLive.com is reporting today that police say Phillip Johnson Jr. was discovered shortly before 3:30 suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.  He was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.

The article indicates that Johnson's uncle was asleep in an upstairs bedroom at a home in the 1900 block of Fourth Street when he heard the gunshot. He says he went downstairs and that is when he found the victim lying mortally wounded in the living room.

Police were on the scene for several hours today collecting evidence.  They will only say they are treating the death as a homicide and that suspects have not been identified as yet or apprehended.

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