UPDATE: Shreveport Police say the man whose body was found behind Motel 6 this morning shot himself.

Sgt. Rod Johnson tells KEEL News 54-year-old James Johns died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Two other people were present when Johns shot himself while in the hotel's parking lot.

ORIGINAL STORY:  Police are investigating a body found behind a local hotel this morning.

What we know so far is that the body was located behind the Motel 6 at Greenwood Road and West Bert Kouns. The incident was reported as a shooting at 9:40 this morning.

LaMark Carter, owner of ProElite Performance Center on Greenwood Road, said he arrived at 5:30 this morning to open the business, and didn't notice anything unusual. When he came back at 9:30, he saw police cars and the covered body behind the motel.

We're not hearing the incident could have possibly been a suicide.

We're waiting for more information from the Shreveport Police Department. We'll have more on this developing story as it comes in to the KEEL News Room.

More From News Radio 710 KEEL