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Dead gunshot victim found on E. Dunlap

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Man identified as 47-year-old Terry Louis 'Butch' Thompson

By Hannah Strong

A man was found shot to death on East Dunlap Street in Lancaster early Wednesday, and the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office has identified him as 47-year-old Terry Louis “Butch” Thompson.     
Patrolling city police officers found Thompson lying on the ground about 1:17 a.m. near the intersection of East Dunlap Street and Thomas Lane. He had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and was dead, according to a Lancaster Police Department release.
There had been no 911 calls about gunshots in the area before the victim was found, said Police Chief Scott Grant.
At this point, investigators are working to “piece this incident together,” the release said. There are several vacant houses on the section of East Dunlap where the victim was found.
There are no clear suspects yet or motive in the incident, according to the release. The coroner’s office said an autopsy on Thompson is scheduled for Thursday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at (803) 283-1173 or the anonymous tip line at (803) 289-6040.
Check back for details on this developing story.

Follow reporter Hannah Strong on Twitter @HannahLStrong or contact her at (803) 416-8416.