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A man was found dead on a Santa Monica street Sunday, and police were investigating any possible link to a shooting several blocks away.

The man was found laying on the ground shortly after 5 a.m. in the 1300 block of 16th Street, and police were summoned, according to SMPD Lt. Saul Rodriguez.

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That location is near the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, near 16th and Arizona streets.

Paramedics treated the man for a head injury, but he died, Rodriguez said. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Detectives were pursuing a possible link to a 12:45 a.m. report of gunfire 1.4 miles away, in the 2100 block of Pico Boulevard, Rodriguez continued. Police discovered evidence of a shooting there but could not locate any victims or suspects.

Police asked anyone with information to call SMPD detectives D. Larios at (310) 458-8937 or B. Cooper at (310) 458-8478. SMPD can also be reached at (310) 458-8478.

–City News Service

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