Victim identified in fatal shooting from Saturday afternoon

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- We are learning more about a man gunned down on Milwaukee's south side on Saturday afternoon, March 1st.

It happened near 3rd and Lapham.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Mario Towns.

A police source tells FOX6 News the man was shot in the head. The victim's body was reportedly found lying in the street.

Police say the fatal shooting appears to have occurred during an armed robbery attempt.

The call came in around 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

Neighbors say the area is plagued by violence.

"Towards Mitchell, pretty much, its been getting rough out here. Getting rough. I hear about a lot of ODs and it's just becoming very dangerous," Lynn Mustache, who used to live in the area, told FOX6 News at the scene.

There is no word as to whether any arrests have been made.