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Unidentified Male, Bayou Body County No. 170

A man was found dead of a gunshot would to the chest behind a shopping center on the far west side yesterday morning.

Police were notified of the body and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. His identity has yet to be verified by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

The body was found in a grassy area behind the shopping center; police speculate that about 11 p.m. the previous night the victim was shot in the adjacent apartment complex. He then jumped a wooden fence into the grassy area where he was found.

There are no known suspects nor motive, police said.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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