Police investigating after man found dead behind burning building

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - A death investigation is underway after police say a man was found dead in the backyard behind a burning building.

Fire crews were called to a structure fire in Hanover County along 15500 Long Row Drive off of Goshen Road around 10:48 a.m. When they arrived, the home was fully engulfed.

While fire crews were working to put out the fire, a man was found dead in the backyard with a gunshot wound.

No other people were inside the building.

The Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating along with the Hanover Fire Marshal's Office,

Deputies said there is no threat to the public and no suspects are being sought at this time.

Anyone with additional information about this investigation is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff's Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the "P3 Tips" app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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