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Man found dead on Tas road was shot

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A young man found dead on the side of a road north of Hobart was shot, police say.

The body of the man, aged in his 20s, was discovered on Sunday morning at Colebrook Road near Richmond, about 25 kilometres north of Hobart.

Tasmania Police are treating his death as suspicious and confirmed on Monday he suffered a gunshot wound.

A post mortem will be undertaken, with results to help police in their investigation.

Colebrook Road between Francis Street and Fingerpost Road remains closed as the scene is examined.

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