Man Found Dead After Shots Heard Near National Mall

02/12/2012 10:54 am ET | Updated Feb 12, 2012

A man was killed on Sunday morning after shots were heard near the National Mall, NBC Washington reports.

WTOP reports U.S. Park Police found a man dead in West Potomac Park, near the Lincoln Memorial, after receiving several calls reporting a shooting in the area.

The investigation has been handed over to D.C. Police, the AP reports.

David Schlosser, a spokesman for the U.S. Park Police, told the Huffington Post, "This is a death investigation. All death investigations in DC are handled by Metropolitan PD."

Several streets in the area have been closed off in light of the investigation.

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