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.