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A Guinea native who immigrated to St. Cloud to attend college and later opened his own market there has been found dead, the victim of an apparent homicide.

The discovery came on Tuesday morning after police officers were called to the apartment of 37-year-old Keita Keletigui to investigate an "unresponsive male," KVSC reports.

According to the station, authorities say that Keletigui had suffered a gunshot wound, and that there were no signs of forced entry at the home.

Investigators are looking at the death as a probable homicide.

Last year, the St. Cloud Times profiled Keletigui in regard to Kilimandjaro Market, the African food shop he co-owned.

The St. Cloud State University alumnus told the paper that he opened the store because "the thing I miss the most from home is definitely the food."

The Times says the store was closed and empty on Wednesday.

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