A person was fatally shot Wednesday in Claremont and a suspect was taken into custody, police said.

The shooting was reported at about 8:20 a.m. at a residence in the 1800 block of Salem Court, Claremont Police Lt. Karlan Bennett said.

“Officers arrived on scene to find a subject lying in the street with at least one gunshot wound to the chest,” Bennett said.

The wounded person, described only as a male, died at a hospital, Bennett said. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

The identity of the suspect, a 71-year-old man, was not immediately released.

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