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MANSFIELD -- Mansfield Police have identified Tralynn D. Smith (a.k.a. Traylynn Smith), 17, as the victim in a fatal shooting Saturday night in the 300 block of W. 3rd Street.

Police are terming this incident as a homicide and are seeking public assistance.

According to Mansfield Police Capt. Shari Robertson, at approximately 9:53 p.m., officers responded to a “man down” and possible shooting. Once on scene, officers found a black male victim, later identified as Smith, laying in an unnamed alley next to 318 W. 3rd Street. Smith had suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"The suspect(s) remain at large," Robertson said. "Detectives continue to follow-up leads and are working to identify those involved. It is our hope that those with any additional information will come forward and assist with the investigation."

Anyone who may have seen something suspicious in that area or related to this incident around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, or has additional information about this homicide, should contact Detective Terry Butler at 419-755-9791 or the Major Crimes Unit at 419-755-9724 and ask to speak to a detective.

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