Detectives said that they responded to a report of a shooting off of Joyce Avenue Friday afternoon.
Law enforcement officials confirmed that a body was found and taken from the scene by the coroner.
Columbus police said Devante Penn, 21, was found in an alley near Windsor Avenue and Wentworth Road in northeast Columbus.
Officials said that Penn was shot to death.
Homicide detectives were on scene.
Neighbor Carol Starks was surprised to hear about the discovery.
"Would never, ever have thought in a million years that it was a body that was found over here," she said.
Police said the motive remained unclear Friday evening.
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