Man's body found in parking lot of Collins Elementary School in Alief ISD

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Monday, November 9, 2020
Man found dead in Alief ISD elementary school parking lot
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Officials believe the man's death is not related to the campus, and students are being kept indoors today while police investigate.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston police are investigating the death of a man who was found in an elementary school parking lot.

The discovery was made at about 7:45 a.m. in the 9800 block of Town Park Drive near the West Sam Houston Parkway.

Homicide detectives are on the scene, but at this time the man's cause of death is unknown. The man was found just before the start of the school day at Collins Elementary. Investigators believe the death is unrelated to the campus.

Detectives say the victim was a Hispanic male in his 20s. A passerby reportedly heard gunshots in the area before police discovered the man deceased.

Alief ISD officials issued a statement that read in part, "The safety and security of our students and staff is our highest priority."

No recess or any outside activities will be held today due to the police investigation, school officials said.