Topeka police are investigating what they believe is the city's latest homicide.
They discovered 17-year-old Farrell Sanders in the backyard of a home in the 2400 block of SE Minnesota just after 2 a.m. after responding to a call of a person on the ground in the backyard, according to police reports.
Emergency crews were called to the scene but were unable to revive the victim.
Detectives are treating the case as a homicide, but have released few details at this point.
Witnesses say they hard about 4-6 shots fired in the area.
This is the 4th homicide this year.