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Police Investigating Federalsburg Murder

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FEDERALSBURG, Md.– Maryland State Police are investigating the murder of a man whose body was found on a Federalsburg street late Tuesday night.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Anthony C. Abner Jr. of the 100-block of Brooklyn Avenue in Federalsburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said that shortly before midnight Tuesday, Federalsburg police officers were dispatched to the 200-block of East Central Avenue for the report of a body seen lying on the pavement in front of the business located there. When they arrived, officers found Abner's body, which had sustained at least one apparent gunshot wound. EMS personnel were called and pronounced him dead.

Shortly before Abner's body was found, someone called 9-1-1 to reporting hearing possible gunshots in the area.

Federalsburg police requested the MSP Homicide Unit to take over the investigation.  Investigators contacted residents in the area and have been interviewing family and friends of the victim. Police said it is believed the victim may have been living in Federalsburg for less than a month, after moving there from Seaford, Del. 

There is no known motive for this murder and no suspects have been arrested at this time, police said. Anyone who may have witnessed this shooting, or may have information about the victim, is urged to contact MSP detectives at (410) 819-4747. 

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