Waco police are investigating a fatal shooting of a man in the 2900 block of South Fourth Street on Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after a nonfatal shooting across town.
The Waco Police Department responded to a call at 3:10 p.m. from a Baylor University employee who reported finding a man's body while driving down Fourth Street. Police Chief Ryan Holt said the victim was lying in the middle of the street adjacent to Oakwood Cemetery when officers arrived. He said police have not yet been able to identify the man.
“There’s only one neighbor on the street,” Holt said. “We talked to people who were in the cemetery. Descriptions have been vague so far.”
The man had suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and about 10 shell casings surrounded the body, Waco Police Sgt. John Allovio said.
“This is pretty much a Baylor housing area now for rentals,” Allovio said. “This person isn’t going to be a Baylor student. It doesn’t look like it was a random act.”
Allovio said some neighbors heard gunshots but did not see the shooting.
“We arrived at the scene and confirmed he was not alive and began an investigation,” Allovio said. “He had no identification on him, no personal information of any kind.”
The fatal shooting comes about 24 hours after a shooting Monday afternoon at the Villages of Waco apartments, 1100 N. Sixth St. Police have identified a suspected shooter and are searching for him.
One man shot another in the "lower extremities" after an altercation at the apartment complex, Allovio said Monday evening. The man who was shot is expected to survive. He was in serious but stable condition Monday.
Police found the man, whose identity has not been released, in a private vehicle at 17th Street and Waco Drive.
Allovio said he is not aware of any connection between Tuesday’s shooting and Monday’s shooting.
“I actually worked the shooting yesterday and I don’t see any connection between the two,” Allovio said.