Durham Police investigating first homicide of 2014

22-year-old male was found Wednesday afternoon, post-mortem confirms it's a homicide

Durham Regional Police are investigating their first homicide of the year.

Wednesday afternoon, the body of a 22-year-old male was found in the garage of a home on Roosevelt Ave in Ajax. Police were called to the scene after reports of gunfire in the area. 

The victim has been identified as Shabir Niazi of Ajax.

A post-mortem examination was conducted Friday. On Saturday, Durham Regional Police confirmed foul play was involved in his death. 

Police say investigators will be working at the scene for the next few day, checking parks and wooded areas for evidence.

Anyone who was in the area Wednesday afternoon is asked to call police at 1-888-579-1520. 

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