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Abilene man driving to work found fatally shot

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ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A West Texas man has been found shot to death in his pickup truck as he apparently was on his way to work.

The Jones County Sheriff's Office says the Abilene man was discovered dead Wednesday morning as deputies responded to calls about a vehicle along a highway. The truck was stopped on U.S. 277, about a mile north of Abilene, and had several bullet holes in the doors and windows.

Chief Deputy Danny Jimenez did not immediately release the name of the victim or where he worked. Jimenez says the death has been ruled a homicide.

Investigators didn't immediately report any arrests or a possible motive for the gunfire. Authorities checked with nearby businesses for possible surveillance video of the shooting in an industrial area.

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