Smith County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a man was found on the side of Highway 271 with gunshot wound. (Source: KLTV staff)
Deputies searching the grass along Highway 271 near where the man was found. (Source: KLTV staff)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
A man has been taken to the to the hospital, after he was found on the side of the road with a gunshot wound. The Smith County Sheriff's Office says the man was found in the 14000 block of Highway 271 by a passerby, and taken to a local hospital.
The Sheriff's office received the call around 5:15 a.m. on Friday.
The man's condition is not known at this time and authorities are unsure of what circumstances led to the gunshot wound.
KLTV's reporter on the scene says numerous deputies and sheriff's office units are on the scene and a home near where the man was was found is roped off. Emergency officials are searching the yard for evidence as well as the grass along Highway 271.
A man from a neighboring yard was patted down and put in the back of a deputy's SUV, although he was not handcuffed.
Stay tuned to KLTV 7 and KLTV.com for more information on this developing story as details become available.
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