The man killed in a shooting late Monday in Galveston has been identified.

Johnavus Brooks, 19, of Galveston, died at about 9:45 p.m., shortly after he was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound, said John “D.J.” Florence, chief investigator with the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officers on Monday received two separate calls about shots fired near 51st Street and Avenue O 1/2, including one in which the caller reported a man lying on the ground in the 5100 block of Avenue O 1/2, officials said.

Police arrived and found a man who wasn’t breathing, officials said. The man was transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound and later pronounced dead at 9:45 p.m., officials said.

Investigators haven’t yet identified any suspects in connection to the shooting, officials said.

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Doug Sivyer

Despicable, just more of the wild west in this nation. Every Tom, Dick , Harry and Jane now have a weapon or access to one legally or others wise for anyone who wants one. You can thank the NRA, gun lobbyist and the GOP's do noting stance on this for the gun violence we endure every day in this nation. WE NEED TERM LIMITS.

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