Thursday, at midnight, the Orange Police Department received a call of shots fired and a man down in the 1500 block of Carter St. Upon arrival officers discovered Emanuel M. Thornton, 35, of Orange, laying in the front yard of a residence. He had multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Pct. 4 Rodney Price, who also ordered an autopsy.

At this time the suspect(s) and circumstances surrounding this shooting are unknown. Anyone with information is urged to call the Orange Police Department at 883-1026.