Fisherman finds shooting victim at local lake

Lake Belton (File)

BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) The Bell County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a man's body was found at Belton Lake Saturday morning.

Officials said the victim had a gunshot wound to the head.

The sheriff's department responded to Sparta Valley Park on Belton Lake around 8 a.m. Saturday after a fisherman said he found a body in the water.

The man was pronounced dead at 8:25 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield.

An autopsy was ordered.

No further information was immediately available.