HOUSTON A passerby stumbled upon a shooting victim s dead body next to a northwest Houston roadway, police said early Tuesday.

The discovery was made just before midnight on Peppermill Road at Pitner Road, according to the Houston Police Department.

HPD investigators said the body was that of a male who suffered one gunshot wound.

Police noted that nearby neighbors didn t want to talk with police, so they have little information to go on.

The victim's identity and cause of deathwere pending an autopsy by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Anyone with information is asked to call HPDHomicide at 713-308-3600 or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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