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Man fatally shot inside truck at NE Side construction site, police say

Police have not named the victim or recovered a weapon

SAN ANTONIO – A gloomy Monday morning took an even darker turn for a construction crew at a Northeast Side job site.

They found a co-worker inside his parked pickup with what would become a fatal gunshot wound.

“They initially thought that he was assaulted. EMS arrived to later find out that he had a gunshot wound to the left side of his head,” said Sgt. Mario Ramirez with the San Antonio Police Department.

The pickup was parked toward the back of the construction site, near a new neighborhood being built off the 5200 block of Eisenhauer Road near Midcrown.

The area has no lights, and police believe the shooting happened before the sun came up.

“Employees say that he has a routine of arriving here about 5:00 a.m. and they found him about 6:30 a.m.,” Ramirez said.

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The man, who was in his late 40s, was rushed to a hospital where he died.

Police did not release his name right away.

They also were not able to say, definitively, whether he was the victim of a homicide or, perhaps, committed suicide.

Ramirez noted that the driver’s side window was shattered.

He also said early on that officers did not find any weapons in the man’s pickup.

Detectives spent some time searching the truck.

It was unclear what evidence they may have recovered.

Ramirez said the construction site does not have any cameras but investigators planned to check nearby businesses for surveillance video.

Although the site is right next door to PreK4SA, Ramirez said the school did not have to go into lockdown mode at any time.

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