WHITEHALL, Ohio (WCMH) – A man was found dead in a backyard after being shot early Monday morning in Whitehall.

According to Whitehall police a man was shot on the 900 block of Colgate Road just before 2:30 a.m. Officers discovered the 22-year-old victim in the backyard of the residence with multiple gunshot wounds.

It was originally reported by Whitehall PD that the victim died after being taken to an area hospital.

Police do not know what led to the incident, are still searching for a suspect or suspects, but are questioning several people that may be connected to the shooting. Whitehall PD is also asking neighbors to check their home surveillance cameras and doorbell cameras for any unusual activity after 2 a.m. Monday.

Police, who have not yet released the name of the victim, are investigating the shooting as a homicide and ask that anyone with information call 614-237-6333.