DeSoto Resident Finds Deceased Gunshot Victim in Alley Behind Home

A DeSoto resident called police Tuesday morning after finding a man lying motionless in the alley behind his home, police say.

At about 9:30 a.m. officers arrived at the 1000 block of Oak Meadow Lane and confirmed the man was not only dead, but that he'd apparently been shot multiple times.

Officials are currently working to identify the man and sort out the details around the shooting, including whether it took place in the alleyway or elsewhere.

Preliminary information indicates the shooting may have occurred sometime after midnight, but no additional details about the case have been released.

Police said later Tuesday that they were no longer looking for anyone in connection to the shooting, and did not expect to make any arrests.

"We want our citizens to know that we do not believe that they are in any danger because of this incident and thank them for their assistance," DeSoto police said in a statement.

The case will be forwarded to the Dallas County District Attorney's office for review, police said.

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