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Incident at 6800 S. Gessner

May 27, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 6800 S. Gessner about 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2005.

The male victim's identity is pending identification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. The victim was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Officer G. Gonzales and M. Walker reported:

Witnesses stated a group of young Hispanic males were involved in a verbal altercation. One of the males produced a gun and fired one time striking the victim. It is unknown at this time if the victim was involved in the original dispute.

The investigation is ongoing and there are no known suspects identified.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Houston Police Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.