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Authorities believe a man found dead in a Toonigh Road driveway on Tuesday morning shot himself.

According to Cherokee Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jay Baker:

A motorist traveling along Toonigh Road just before 9 a.m. Tuesday saw someone lying in a driveway immediately beside the road who appeared injured.

The 911 caller told dispatchers the person seemed to have an injury to his head. First responders determined the man was dead, and a gun was discovered near the body and the incident appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The incident occurred in the 500 block of Toonigh Road. The man — identified as Mark Anthony Aiello, 56 — lived on the property, but was not its owner.

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