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Brookside Rd. was closed down between Nevada Ave. and Tejon St. into the morning hours because of a shooting. Colorado Springs police are searching for the person who shot a man in the head and left him lying near a gas station early Monday morning. Officers were investigating a break-in at the Everyday convenience store at Tejon and Brookside streets at about 1:30 a.m. when they heard gunshots up the street.. . (Photo by Jerilee Bennett)

A man was shot early Monday south of downtown Colorado Springs, sustaining life-threatening injuries, police said.

Officers found him lying in a field in the 100 block of Brookside Street with at least one gunshot wound to the head.

Police initially were called to the area about 1:30 a.m. to investigate a break-in at a convenience store at Tejon and Brookside streets. They heard shots fired to the east and found the shooting victim less than a block away.

Police are still investigating to determine if the burglary and shooting are connected, said police spokesman Lt. Jim Sokolik.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000.

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