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Man found shot to death in his home in University Place

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. — A man in his 50s was found shot to death in his home in University Place, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.

A sheriff’s detective at the home in the 2100 block of Sunset Drive West identified the victim Thursday night as Mark Myers.

Detective Ed Troyer said the victim was shot to death.

Detectives believe this happened sometime between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday.

Some neighbors came by to walk the man’s dog Thursday's morning. When they arrived they found the dog outside, the door wide open and the man down inside.

Investigators say this does not appear to be a burglary and that there were no obvious signs of forced entry.

Authorities said Sunset Dr. W. was closed for the collection of forensic evidence between 20th and 22nd St Ct. W.

University Place police were also at the scene.