The body a 21-year-old man who appeared to have been shot several times was found this morning in the side yard of a house in the 3600 block of Belvedere Drive in Columbia.
Police declined to identify the man until next-of-kin had been notified.
Police had a call this morning around 9 a.m. that the body was in the yard. On Saturday night shortly before 9 p.m., police received a call from near that location — just off West Beltline Boulevard and Two Notch Road — saying shots had been fired.
It’s possible the body had been there overnight, police said.
Police declined to say if the dead man had a weapon but did say several sets of identification in different names were found on the body.