A man was killed late Monday night in a shooting in East Waco, and police are searching for the gunman.

Officers were called to Dallas Street and Carver Avenue at about 10:45 p.m., where they found a man with a gunshot wound, Waco police Sgt. David Conley said.

A report Tuesday morning from Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said the man was unresponsive and had a gunshot wound in his back. The man was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest, where he was pronounced dead at 11:30 p.m., Swanton said.

Police are withholding the victim’s identity until next of kin can be notified.

Preliminary information indicated a car, possibly a small, dark-colored SUV, was seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed after the shooting, police said.

Detectives are investigating the shooting as a homicide, Conley said. No additional information was available Tuesday.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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