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Man found shot dead, body charred in abandoned Camden home

(AP Photo, file)
Body found shot, charred in abandoned Camden home
(AP Photo, file)

(CBS/AP) CAMDEN, N.J. - Investigators are trying to identify the remains of a man found dead with a gunshot wound inside a fire-gutted abandoned home.

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The Camden County prosecutor's office says the man was found around 9:30 p.m. Sunday after a fire was reported in the home.

His body was charred beyond recognition. The victim had a gunshot wound to his head.

A 17-year-old boy from suburban Sicklerville was killed Friday a few blocks away in the south Camden neighborhood.

That homicide has not been solved, according to the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill.

The city was the nation's second-most dangerous based on 2009 data, according to CQ Press, which compiles such rankings. Camden ranked first the previous two years. In 2009, the city had 2,380 violent crimes per 100,000 residents - more than five times the national average, the FBI said.