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Whitehall Twp. Man Found Shot, Dead

Published On: Aug 25 2011 02:47:03 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 21 2010 05:53:23 AM EDT

Police in Lehigh County are investigating a shooting that left one person dead.

It happened a little before 9:30 last night in the area of Kay Street and Maryland Circle in Whitehall Township.

Police say they found 21-year-old Jamar McLean with several gunshot wounds.


Police say he was a resident in the 3 Maryland Circle apartment building.

The coroner says his office is treating this case as a homicide. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning.

A memorial of flowers and balloons has formed near the site where McLean was found.

For the residents of the Whitehall Commons Apartments in Whitehall Township, the memorial is a reminder that one of their neighbors was murdered.

Wednesday night, police were called there for a report of shots fired.

"Upon arrival at the scene, police discovered a 21-year-old male, the victim of multiple gunshot wounds," said Chief Ted Kohuth.

McLean's sister says he played sports at Allen High School and loved to joke around. He leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter.

Investigators are trying to piece together a timeline leading up to McLean's shooting and say they have some solid leads.

Whitehall Police say if anyone calls with information on the case they can remain anonymous.