Chopper six over the scene on North 3rd Street.
This is the same area recently designated as an emergency curfew zone due to a spike in violence.
Police say drug warfare has spiraled out of control and a 9 p.m. curfew is now in effect.
The shooting victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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