Body found inside truck in downtown Shreveport

Body found inside truck in downtown Shreveport
A body was found in an abandoned truck early Friday morning in downtown Shreveport.

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police are investigating after a man's body was found inside a truck Friday morning.

The gray Nissan truck was discovered just after 5:30 a.m. parked sideways on Travis Street between Common and Douglas streets across from the First United Methodist Church.

Police say an older man was found inside with a gunshot wound to the head, according to Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump.

The coroner and investigators were on scene working to identify the man.

Police say they are investigating the case as a homicide.

"We're still in the preliminary stages of that investigation," Crump said. "Our investigators are hopefully able to gain some surveillance from the surrounding areas to try to review that and see what possible persons or activity around them or that vehicle at that time of the incident."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Shreveport police or Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

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