According to the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s office social media page, investigators are currently working a homicide investigation.

The victim has been identified by the sheriff’s department as Gerardo Alberto Gomez Martinez, 38, of Mission.

At about 10 p.m. Monday deputies responded to a rural area of Alton, north of 7 Mile Line Road and Los Ébanos Road after someone called to report the discovery of a body.

When deputies arrived to the scene, they found Gomez dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

The investigation is ongoing.