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.

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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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