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Gainesville Police are investigating the death of a man they believe was killed out of self-defense.

Just after midnight Wednesday, police received a 911 call from a woman who said she shot her 42-year-old ex-boyfriend Daniel Cain Smith, according to a press release. The woman’s name has not been released.

Upon arriving at the scene of the 6400 block of Southwest 20th Avenue, police found Smith unconscious on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, the release said.

Police wrote the woman had multiple injuries that lined up with her being attacked. Authorities are reviewing evidence and interviewing people who have knowledge about their relationship.

This a breaking news story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

Dana Cassidy is an 19-year-old UF journalism sophomore and crime reporter at The Independent Florida Alligator. Outside of writing she loves fitness, film analysis, Mad Men, bad reality TV and excessive amounts of coffee.