Police say man found dead early Sunday morning
Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 | Updated 10:30 AM EST

One man is dead after a shooting on the western edge of the National Mall.

Authorities received multiple calls reporting a shooting in the area of the Mall shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday.

News4's Derrick Ward reported seeing a number of police and police vehicles at the intersection of Ohio and Independence Avenues. 23rd Street and Ohio Drive are reportedly closed at this time.

At this time, there is no word of the nature of the shooting. D.C. police continue to investigate the crime.

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